Service-Learning and Community-Based Learning in Postsecondary Education
Course of Study
Certificate learning objectives
- Provide historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of civic engagement as a form of learning and engaged democratic citizenship.
- Convey research and evidence-based outcomes of community-based learning and service-learning as a sound pedagogical teaching and learning technique.
- Investigate curricular and co-curricular best practices within the contexts of inhibitors and facilitators of reciprocal campus-community collaborations.
- Engage in active community service, learning, teaching, programming, and assessment as a form of professional knowledge and skill development.
Program of study
Most students complete the graduate certificate in 4 academic quarter terms (1 calendar year); although it is possible to complete within 3 terms. Students have a maximum time frame for completion of 6 years. Courses are available every term; students may begin or finish any academic quarter and/or take individual courses as electives
Refer to the PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats (online, hybrid, F2F).
|Required service-learning courses|
|ELP 542 Introduction to Service-Learning and Community-Based Learning in Postsecondary Education||4||Online**|
|ELP 543 Service-Learning Leadership and Policy||4||Online**|
|Complete at least one of the following:|
|ELP 522 Teaching Diverse Adult Learners||4||F2F||Online|
|ELP 536 Curriculum and Pedagogical Design||4||F2F||Online|
|ELP 528 Leadership in Educational and Community Organizations||4||F2F|
|Electives (as needed for 18 total graduate certificate credits): Any ELP course 511-599 counts as an elective. See PACE Planning and Course Guide for current offerings and delivery formats.|
|ELP 520: Developmental Perspectives on Adult Learning||4||Online|
|ELP 521: Adult Learning and Motivation||4||Online|
|Or, complete as an elective an additional course from above (ELP 522, ELP 528, or ELP 536)||4||See above|
|Required culminating experience: In consultation with the faculty adviser, students will either design and complete a service-learning comprehensive project and/or service-learning internship. A total of 2 credits is required and these credits can be taken over separate academic terms if needed.|
|ELP 506 Culminating Project (Self-Directed Learning Experience), OR||2||Online||Online||Online||Online|
|ELP 509: Service-Learning Internship||2||Online||Online||Online||Online|
**Local students may attend 2-3 optional face to face class meetings with the professor.