Education Service Learning Opportunities
The education department provides its students with many opportunities for service learning. The following courses have a service learning component: EDC 183, EDC 282, EDC 346, EDC 348, EDC 440, EDC 490/491, and more. Through these courses, students are able to participate in activities that get them more involved with their community. As well as offering many service learning courses, the education department plans alternative break trips to Chicago and Philadelphia.
These trips are provided at little or no cost to students, and provide students the opportunity to immerse themselves into different cultures and school systems. They tour African-American, Asian, and Hispanic ethnocenric schools, as well as preschools centered around different models. These models include Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Head Start. Students volunteer in a variety of school systems, as well as low-SES neighborhood schools. Expanding students' understanding of teaching in different school settings, these alternative breaks also provide students the opportunity to learn through serving others.