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.
City Year Boston
Students participating in City Year Boston spend a year helping students in high-need schools to get the support they need to graduate and succeed. Participants assist schools and districts by serving as academic support as well as mentor figures for students who need help to get back on track or stay on track to graduate.
Service Learning Faculty Fellowship
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 Liasion:
Office: Room 320
Service Learning News
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.