Special Education majors are required to complete 50 hours of service learning as part of the program. Service is defined as time spent as a volunteer working in a recognized school, agency or community organization supporting individuals with disabilities and/or their families. Service appropriate for this requirement should involve working directly with individuals in a helping function. A variety of service learning experiences completed across the program is strongly encouraged.
Students must successfully document and reflect on their 50 hours of service by the end of their Intern I semester. Students who have completed similar service learning activities before entering the program can earn up to 10 hours of credit toward the 50 hour service requirement. Students are responsible for gaining approval from their faculty or TRACS advisors for planned activities prior to their service and documenting all service using the appropriate Service Documentation Forms and Service Logs.
Service Learning Forms
- Service Learning Description (PDF)
- Service Documentation Form (PDF)
- Service Log (PDF)