Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education


Character education programs have been an important part of school systems across the country since the Colonial time period. The way character education has been taught has changed over the years, but the goal to help students make ethical decisions remains the same. Over the last few decades, Christian values have slowly been removed from many character education programs and replaced with values concentrating on citizenship. The goal of one small midwestern Christian elementary school was to develop an effective character education program that was centered on Christian values to help carry out its mission statement. This study shows that a Christian character education program is able to meet the goals of an effective program and have a positive Christian impact on its students.


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education