In order to teach or continue teaching service-learning designated courses, faculty must first earn certification from the Office of Experiential Learning (OEL). This certification can be earned through participation in the Summer or Winter Institute for Service-Learning Pedagogy. Participating faculty will earn professional development credit and a stipend for their time.

These three day institutes are intended to standardize service-learning pedagogy at ACC, ensuring that all service-learning courses are utilizing best practices grounded in contemporary research. Participating faculty will learn more about service-learning theory, successful service-learning programs, and will engage in activities that they can then implement in their own courses.

Our next institute is scheduled to occur June 17th, 19th, and 21st 2019, location TBD. Apply for our Summer Service-Learning Institute today!

Online Certification

Can’t make it to our Summer or Winter institutes? In special cases, OEL can certify faculty in service-learning pedagogy completely online. Contact servicelearning@austincc.edu to inquire about our online course options.