create more positive
and productive schools.
A first-of-its kind certification in character development
designed for teachers, administrators and school staff.
The Character Exchange is a growing network of caring people
bringing positive changes to our schools and communities.
with character resources
Browse our library of character-centered resources and tools
to help you in a variety of settings.
The Certificate in Character Education demonstrates a deeper understanding of the most effective principles of character development. After completing this self-paced certification you'll be able to:
The Character Exchange is a learning community and digital resource center built around the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which provide a roadmap for creating cultures of character in schools and organizations.
The Exchange also offers a certificate and digital badge in character education.
The 11 Principles of Effective Character Education were developed nearly 25 years ago by leading researchers as a comprehensive framework for assessing and improving the culture and climate of schools.
Since then, they have been used by thousands of educators across the nation to assess and validate character in their schools. The 11 Principles provide a way to:
Join a growing community of educators from all walks of life who are making good character a priority in their lives and in their classrooms.Join the Exchange