The art and craft of teaching is one that is best learned by doing. We support a wide variety of opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience.
What is service-learning?
Service-learning is a teaching and learning approach that integrates community service with academic study to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Service-learning in Education Courses
Service-learning is integrated into many Education courses. Students who complete the Education Minor or the Elementary or Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs will have many opportunities to learn with and from the community.
Partners For Success (PFS) coordinates service-learning field experiences for many core courses within the Program in Education:
- EDUC 101: Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education
- EDUC 240: Educational Psychology
- EDUC 243S: Children, Schools, & Society
- EDUC 321S: Infancy, Early Childhood & Educational Programs
- EDUC 363: Educational Leadership In and Beyond the Classroom
PFS works with 13 sites in Durham to provide opportunities for Duke undergraduates to connect coursework with community service. To learn more, visit Partners For Success.
Several other Education courses have developed unique service-learning partnerships relevant to course content:
- EDUC 111FS: Pursuit of Equality: Rethinking Schools
- EDUC 290S: Critical Studies in Education
- EDUC 290S: Latina/o Educational Experiences
- EDUC 408S: Teaching Practices in Elementary Language Arts & Social Studies