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Graduate Certificate in Service-Learning Offered
APRIL 7, 2006--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, in cooperation
with the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC), is offering an online
graduate certificate in service-learning to help educators understand,
plan and apply service-learning methods in their classrooms and their
communities. The introductory course begins in June.
The UW-RF program is comprised of four, three-credit gradate classes and
one, three-credit practicum. The online course format and schedule allows
a cohort of students to complete the program within a year and from any
The 2006-07 course schedule will include: Introduction to Service-Learning
(TED 722), beginning June 2006; Service-Learning Reflection – Brain-based
and Community Partnerships (TED 724), beginning September 2006; Service-Learning
Research, Evaluation and Assessment (TED 723), beginning January 2007;
and Service-Learning Practicum (TED 725), by arrangement.
This program will benefit anyone who uses or wants to use service-learning
methods as a unique, hands-on and experiential teaching and learning strategy.
Because this program is one of the few graduate-credit certificates in
service-learning offered via the Internet, it holds many benefits for
participants, including: the completion of all courses entirely online
and with a cohort of peers, use of multimedia tools for an interactive
learning experience, ability to immediately apply skills in classrooms
and communities, gaining credit for work experiences through a practicum,
and honing skills necessary for the NYLC National Service Learning Certificate.
More than one million students participated in service-learning last year
through the national Learn and Serve America program. When students are
engaged in meaningful service to their communities, both they and their
communities benefit. Educators across America are discovering the rewards
of incorporating established curricula with hands-on service projects
to increase student involvement and enhance academic achievement, citizenship,
and character development.
All participants pay the tuition rate of a Wisconsin resident for each
online course and must apply and meet minimum requirements for graduate
study at UW-RF. Visit the web site at http://www.uwrf.edu/ogs and select
Graduate Studies>Programs>Service Learning for more information
or contact the program coordinator Stan Potts via e-mail at email@example.com.
Or call the UW-RF outreach and graduate studies office at 715-425-3256
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