The goal of this course is to provide educators with the necessary tools to enhance learning and character development in the school environment through service learning. This course offers tools to implement, monitor, and evaluate effective service learning projects.
By examining both the past and current practices of service learning in educational settings, participants will learn to design and initiate service learning projects at the K-12 level. Participants will learn to connect the varied and diverse service learning activities to their state curriculum objectives and learning standards.
Carlow University ED 667 • Madonna University EDU 5830.31 • Notre Dame College ED 628 F • The College of Saint Rose EDT 667
The required text for this course is Where's the Learning in Service Learning? by Janet Eyler. ISBN 978-0-470-90746-7.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Introduction: Service Learning
Session 1: Defining and Understanding the Concept of Service Learning
Session 2: Exploring the Impact of Service Learning on Affective Learning
Session 3: Exploring the Impact of Service Learning on Cognitive Learning
Session 4: Explore and Evaluate the Goals of Service Learning Projects
Session 5: Designing Relevant Service Learning Projects
Session 6: Matching the Curriculum to Service Learning Projects
Session 7: Review of Literature and Audio/Visual Resources for Student-Led Projects
Session 8: Explore Opportunities for Service Learning Project Grants
Session 9: The Down Side of Service
Session 10: Final Projects and Final Exam
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.