Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Certification in Service Learning
Certification in service learning offers a chance for students to utilize their classroom skills to meet community needs and earn recognition at the same time. Getting certified involves several components, including taking a service learning course, completing additional volunteer work, and reflecting on your service learning experiences.
The Process of Certification
Students must complete 3 components in order to get certified: take a designated service learning class, complete a second service learning class or complete additional service, and participate in assigned reflection. There are several options for getting certified, depending on the number of service learning courses taken.
To get started with the certification process, select the option below that best describes your coursework:
- I've taken 1 service learning class
- I've taken 2 service learning classes
- I've taken 3 or more service learning classes
- I'm in the Leadership Studies minor
- I'm in the Museum Studies Program
Why get Certified in Service Learning?
Certification in Service Learning requires students to complete several components beyond taking a service learning course. Getting certified in service learning recognizes that you have:
- gone beyond the classroom to help your community and to further your own education
- assisted community agencies in better serving their clients
- exposed yourself to societal inadequacies and injustices
- better prepared yourself for your career or further education
- taken on a greater responsibility for your learning and for your community
- applied your course content in the context of the real world
Your certification in service learning will appear on your transcript, showing that the university acknowledges your achievements. This opportunity is not available to students at all universities and will recognize the efforts you've undertaken beyond the classroom.