Texas Tech University

Service Learning

Service Learning at Texas Tech

At Texas Tech University, academic service learning is defined as "a pedagogy that links academic study and civic engagement through thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of the community. This service is structured by and integrated into the academic curriculum, which provided opportunities for students to learn and develop through critical reflection" (Adapted from the work of the TTU Service Learning Advisory Council, 2003).

Service Learning in the College of Education

Current Service Learning Classes:

  • EDEL 2300 - Schools, Society and Diversity
  • EDLL 2300 - Early Literacy in the School Setting
  • EDTP 2301 – The Educative Effect: Why American K-12 Education Really Matters

If you are interested in creating a class or converting a current class to service learning, get more information at the Texas Tech Service Learning website.

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Service Learning Faculty Fellowship

Learn how to become a Faculty Fellow

Faculty Fellows in the College of Education:

Jones, Stephanie J. Higher Education 2009-2010
Carter, Stacy L. Educational Psychology & Leadership 2011-2012
Pollart, Penny Teacher Education 2016-2017
Crews, Charles Educational Psychology & Leadership 2018-2019
Heejin Son Teacher Education 2019-2020
Dawn Burke Teacher Education 2019-2020
Mellinee Lesley Curriculum & Instruction 2020-2021

For more information contact the College of Education Service Learning Liaison:

Dawn Burke
Office: Room 320
Phone: 806-834-5084
Email: dawn.burke@ttu.edu

Service Learning News

student teacher reading to young child

Through service learning, students bring joy of reading to local schools

For Dawn Burke, the best way to learn is to teach.

Burke, an instructor in the Texas Tech University College of Education, teaches "Early Literacy in the School Setting," a course that focuses on getting preschoolers ready to read and write. Students learn how to design lesson plans and promote high-quality literacy skills.

Twice a week, Burke buses the class to east Lubbock elementary schools. There, the Texas Tech students apply their theoretical learning to real-world classrooms by grouping up with pre-k and kindergarten students for 30-minute lessons that revolve around a children's storybook.

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