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SERVE Program Information

SERVE Program

(SERVICE EXPERIENCE FOR RE-VITALIZING EDUCATION)

What is SERVE?

 

The SERVE (Service Experiences for Re-Vitalizing Education) Program creates an opportunity for students at the undergraduate level, in particular for those who are considering careers in K-12 education, to learn about the realities of urban classrooms and the needs of the diverse K-12 student population. SERVE students work with students individually and in small groups to provide academic support and encourage personal growth. It is through this involvement that CSULB students assess their careers goals and provide direct service to students and teachers in grades K-12 and their communities.


What do you do as a SERVE student?

SERVE Students are expected to have course work related to your service learning experience. You will be with a cooperating teacher that will be guiding you through your rotation. SERVE students will be working with students, one-on-one, small groups, and/or with classroom instructions.

SERVE students are not to teach lessons or do any clerical task. SERVE students are expected to uphold a professional demeanor as a CSULB student.

 

What to expect in the SERVE Program?

Students enrolled in EDEL 200 and/or 300 will be expected to do service-learning hours.

EDEL 200 – Minimum 45 hours in the field

EDEL 300 – Minimum 40 hours in the field

 

How do I get cleared for SERVE?

 

Please visit Clearance Information

 

How do I register for SERVE?

 

Please visit Online Registration

 

 

If I’m employed at a school district, can I use my work as my SERVE placement?

 

Please visit Clearance Information

 

Do I get to choose where I get placed?

SERVE is currently partnered with 13 school districts around the Los Angeles and Orange County area. Although, we are partnered with a district, there are only certain schools in the district that are participating. Please visit the SERVE S4 Online System to see partnering school districts and schools.

PLACEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. ONCE PLACED YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SWITCH REGARDLESS OF YOUR SITUATION.

 

How will I know when I get placed?

 

Students will receive a confirmation email from the SERVE S4 Online system.

 

What should I do after I have been placed?

 

Once you are confirmed in a placement, you will need to email the SERVE site supervisor at your site. This information can be found in the confirmation email or you can view your placement on the SERVE S4 Online System.

 

What documents do I need to bring to my SERVE Site?

 

Visit SERVE Field Documents. Please download and bring all 3 documents to your SERVE site.

  • The Field Placement Confirmation form will need to be uploaded into the SERVE S4 Online System in 1 week after your first start date on your site.

I'm done with my hours, what do I do next?

Please visit Completing your SERVE experience. Students will need to upload the SERVE hours log and Final Evaluation to complete your experienc

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER:

SERVE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 15th by 5PM Extended! September 29th by 5PM.

LAST DAY FOR PLACEMENTS: October 13th by 5PM

END OF SERVE PLACEMENTS: December 15th

 

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Office of Clinical Practice for further information at CED-OCP@csulb.edu

EMAIL ONLY.

 

Conditions for Field Placement

  • University students will work directly with K-8 students in urban classroom settings.
  • School has a diverse student population in terms of language, culture, gender and socio-economic background (minimum 27% of minority student population).
  • Cooperating teacher has a professional teaching credential with a minimum 3 years of teaching experience. Student is not related to cooperating teacher.
  • EDEL 200: INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION, 45 hours.  Student will participate in a regular, self-contained K-8 classroom, preferably an inclusive classroom, in a core academic area (not departmentalized, special education, computer labs, after-school programs, etc.)
  • EDEL 300: CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN SCHOOLS, 40 hours. Student will participate in an urban K-8 classroom, preferably and inclusive classroom.
  • EDEL 380: TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY, 45 hours.  Student will participate in a regular, self-contained K-8 classroom, preferably an inclusive classroom, in a core academic area (not departmentalized, special education, computer labs, after-school programs, etc.)
last updated — Oct 26, 2017
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