GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


CEA Instructor Assigned

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • Completion time frames vary for courses listed, bust most take 3 or 4 months to complete.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

Course Material: The following book is required for this course:

Angela Duckworth. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. New York, NY: Scribner, 2016, 352 pages.

Description: Based on the book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance, this course explores what Grit is and why it matters. Different case scenarios whereby passion and perseverance versus talent relative to achievement will be highlighted.

The course is comprised of 4 modules. The modules offer information and ideas about Grit that teachers may consider adopting to improve classroom settings and student learning experiences.

Course Purpose: The purpose of this course is to help educators understand the concept of “Grit” as a strategy to enhance student achievement and classroom settings overall.


  • Develop an awareness of Grit as it relates to fulfilling ones’ potential
  • Develop an understanding of Grit strategies and practices that foster student achievement
  • Apply Grit strategies and practices that foster student achievement

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at to request to cancel your completed registration.