Service Learning Courses in Education


EDU 200 - Foundations of Education | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

EDU 200 - Foundations of Education

This course will explore the American education system through a social justice perspective. It will focus on the foundations of the American education system, with emphasis on the historical, philosophical, and socio-cultural roots of education. In addition, students will explore the influences of political, economic, legal and ethical bases of American education. Within this framework, contemporary educational values and issues will be critically examined. Three class hours.

3 Credits

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: EDU 100;


Service Project (Section 200-001):

All students in this section will develop and present lessons on bullying prevention at Monroe High School. MCC students will interact with every 7th grader in the school during Health classes, presenting 3 lesson plans related to anti-bullying strategies.


Service Project
(EDU 200-CC1):

All students in this section will tutor at the Notre Dame Learning Center, which provides free after school tutoring to children in the City of Rochester. Students will work one-on-one with the same child each week, and will learn to develop individualized lesson plans in the subjects of reading and math.


Service Project (EDU 200-181, 200-CC3):

All students in this section will develop literacy kits for use in various childcare centers in the Rochester area.



EDU 208 - Guided Observation in Education | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

EDU 208 - Guided Observation in Education

Guided Observation in Education is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to (1) explore the profession of teaching at an early point in the student's academic career, (2) observe in a classroom from the perspective of a teacher, (3) meet with the classroom teacher to discuss issues covered in the seminar and issues that arise in the classroom, (4) participate in classroom activities addressing unmet educational needs such as: lesson planning, working with small groups, one-on-one support, and (5) reflect on course objectives as experienced through fieldwork placement. One and one-half class hours, four fieldwork hours. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn 20 hours of service-learning credit.

3 Credits

Prerequisite: EDU 200 with a grade of C or higher and PSY 201 or PSY 202 with a grade of C or higher

Service Project (All EDU 208 Sections:  208-001, 208-002, 208-181, 208-CC1):

Students will participate in classroom activities for 40 hours addressing unmet educational needs such as: lesson planning, working with small groups, one on one support, correcting papers, and responding to school led initiatives.  10 hours of observation is also included in this course.

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