Character Education Organizations
This page lists MSU departments and nonprofit organizations, commercial companies and other entities that provide information, resources, educational materials, events and other opportunities related to character education. The following information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned.
- Association for Moral Education
Provides an interdisciplinary forum for professionals interested in the moral dimensions of educational theory and practice.
- CHARACTER COUNTS!
The Josephson Institute of Ethics’ official site for CHARACTER COUNTS!, a nationwide initiative to support nonpartisan character education.
- Character Education: Creating a Framework for Excellence
Profiles the character education program offered in schools by the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service.
- Character Education Institute
A nonprofit institute to help children develop into responsible citizens through the development, distribution and implementation of character education curriculum in elementary, middle and high schools.
- Moral and Character Development: Overview
A 2004 article published by William Huitt on Educational Psychology Interactive B, an educational psychology website of Valdosta State University, Georgia.
- Moral and Intellectual Development Through Play: How to Promote Children’s Development Through Playing Group Games
An article by Rheta DeVries of the University of Northern Iowa College of Education’s Regents Center on how to promote children’s development through playing games.
- Studies in Social and Moral Development and Education
Linking together educators, scholars and citizens who want to share their work and learn more about research, practices and activities in moral development and education.
- The Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs (Respect and Responsibility)
Located at the State University of New York Cortland, the Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs serves as a regional, state and national resource in character education.
- The Character Education Partnership
A nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in youth as one means of creating a more compassionate and responsible society.
- The Institute for Global Ethics
An independent, nonsectarian, nonpartisan organization dedicated to elevating public awareness and promoting ethical action in a global context.