Community Service Experience is a Formal Admission to Teacher Education (FATE) requirement for teacher candidates in early grades preparation, middle grades preparation, and special education programs. Community service experiences help teacher education candidates develop as professionals. They benefit from varied opportunities to work and interact with children, youth, and adults, including those with disabilities and/or their families.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Meeting the Experience



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 Featured Award Winner

Abigail Church

Abigail Church 
Community Service Award, Spring 2018
More Award Winners


  • For PRE-APPROVAL of your Community Service Experience plan, please schedule an appointment with Paul Whalen, Academic Coordinator, appointment, OR Judith MacDonald, Associate Director, appointment, Office of (Teacher) Candidate Services, Wayne Hall, Suite 107

Upcoming Opportunities:

  • Many volunteer opportunities available at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, West Chester Branch! Contact Amy Leman-Terrell at 610-431-9622 ext. 2206 for more information. (Reminder: Service must be of a direct nature and a minimum of 10 hours is required overall at one location)
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