The AUM College of Education recognizes that the development of a competent, committed, and reflective educator means the development of a Professional Educator.

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Service Learning Project

Service learning could most easily be described as “learning by doing” and AUM considers it to be a form of “experiential learning” where students participate in an activity that meets community needs. During the hours of service learning, students’ work in the community on issues that make their own experience relevant to the course materials that they are presented over the course of their professional teacher education program. As the project itself and the hours spent on this project are strictly of the students’ choosing, more meaning will be derived from the project as a whole, and therefore, will be more meaningful to the community/population it serves. Service learning may take the form of community projects or community based research. This co-curricular service learning takes place when students conduct a project not directly tied to a class.


Departments are currently working to designate Service Learning courses for each program.  These courses will have a field component that will function as your Service Learning Project.  Specific project guidelines will be determined by your Professor or Instructor.

Your Professor/Instructor will issue and distribute Service Learning Certificates upon completion of the course.

Once you receive your Service Learning Certificate, scan and upload to your Livetext Portfolio.  (There should already be a Service Learning link in your Portfolio).

*This Service Learning requirement applies to ALL INITIAL CERTIFICATION CANDIDATES.  Please check back to see which course is your Service Learning Course.

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Jan Hogan
Associate Professor
Auburn University at Montgomery
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary & Reading Education