I enjoyed my experience so much; it made me decide to become a special education teacher. I had a great time working with the kids and got a great deal of enjoyment out of my experience.
- Debbie

I thrived on providing services because helping others made my work atmosphere purposeful, and, in turn, my life became more meaningful.
- Lesleigh

My early experiences working with others who needed help played a major part in my decision to become a special educator… I enjoyed being creative, understanding, and, above all, helping students reach their goals… I learn from those I help.
- Jason

Special Education and Service Learning

Service learning combines education with organized hands-on community service. It is required by some schools and can provide experiences that might lead to career options. It includes core curriculum, student input, service to the community, civic responsibility and reflection.

Examples of service learning:


Learn more:

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