FHSU, National Teacher Training Center team up on character education, community development

Fort Hays State University's College of Education and the National Teacher Training Center at Louhelen Baha'i School, Davison, Michigan, have teamed up to bring a character education and community development program to the Virtual College.

"The National Teacher Training Center is very pleased to collaborate with Fort Hays State University in this ground breaking program," said Dr. Barbara Johnson, coordinator of the program at Louhelen Baha'i School in Davison.

"Fort Hays State University is one of the leading distance education public universities in America," she said. "They are a major contractor for the U.S. Defense Department, providing college credit programs for service personnel around the world. They also are one of very few U.S. universities allowed to offer fully accredited programs in mainland China. We are very pleased to partner with this leader in distance education."

The certificate in character education and community development is available to educators working in public or private schools along with anyone working in an informal community education program. This program will allow teachers a better understanding of how to use character education concepts in educational, community and family settings. The program will focus on youth empowerment, parent training and race unity facilitation.

The program combines seminars, online learning modules, and student designed service projects, which help the student to learn about character development. Participants in the program will improve skills such as consultation and collaboration.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.louhelen.org/nttc/

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