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 Early Childhood and Teacher Education Service-Learning

What is Service-Learning?

Service-learning combines academic instruction with meaningful service in the larger community. Service-learning enhances what is taught by extending students learning beyond the classroom and providing opportunities for students to use newly acquired skills and knowledge in real life situations in their communities, locally, nationally, and globally.

Students in Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Early Childhood and Teacher Education Program (ECTE) have the opportunity to serve in local schools and early care centers as a part of the curriculum. The ECTE Service-Learning Coordinator, Carrie Braaten, will place you in a classroom for your service-learning experience.

Current Classes that Require a Service-Learning Placement:

EDU221: Introduction to Education - 30 hours in a PreK - 12th grade classroom



EDU222: Introduction to Exceptional Learners - 20 hours in a PreK-12th grade classroom with a special educator



EDU220: Introduction to Serving English Language Learners - 20 hours in a PreK-12th grade classroom



EDU291: Children’s Literature - 20 hours in a PreK-12th grade classroom



EED205: The Developing Child Prenatal-Age Eight - 20 hours PreK-3rd grade



**Please note, these are the classes that incorporate service-learning requiring an individual placement. Other courses in the ECTEP may also integrate service-learning projects or experiential class activities.


**If you are taking more than one course requiring an individual service-learning placement a total of 30 hours will be required. Work with your professors and service-learning coordinator to ensure your placement meets the requirements of multiple courses.


New Students

Welcome! If you are taking a course requiring a service-learning placement, there are a few things you can do to prepare.

  1. Obtain an IVP Fingerprint Card - Choose an agencies to get fingerprinted for an IVP fingerprint card.  Each agency has its own fee and procedures. If you already have a card, check to see that it says Level One at the top and has an IVP ##### at the bottom of the card.

  2. Plan to attend a service-learning orientation. Attendance at one of the sessions is REQUIRED as you will be provided with all the information needed for a successful service-experience.


Wednesday, January 24th - 2:00-3:30pm or 6:00-7:30pm

Thursday, January 25th - 3:30-5:00pm


Returning Students

Welcome back!  The service-learning application/survey, school/district procedures, and placement assignments will be available on Canvas the first day of classes.

Early Childhood and Teacher Education Service-Learning Placement Coordinator:
Carrie Braaten (available August-May)
Phone: 480-732-7039
Office: CGCC SC #108
Teacher Education Program Coordinator
Jennifer Peterson (email checked periodically May-July)