WHAT: Twenty pre-approved unpaid hours serving children, or youth, or adults, including those with disabilities, through a non-profit organization or agency.

WHO: All undergraduate students in early grades preparation, middle grades preparation, and special education.

  • Choose a non-profit organization
  • Complete 20 pre-approved unpaid hours, not at student's workplace
  • May split hours between two organizations, minimum of 10 hours each
  • Serve children, youth, adults, including those with disabilities
  • No indirect service (such as fundraising, cleaning, landscaping, computer and clerical tasks)
  • Write a 2 ½ to 5 page double-spaced reflective statement according to directions
  • Be eligible for a Certificate of Early Completion if CSE is completed in the first semester for first time transfer students and during the first year for First Year Students


Mrs. Judith MacDonald, Associate Director, (Sophomores and above), Appointments, Phone: 610-436-0042, Email:

Mr. Paul Whalen, Academic Coordinator, (First Year Students/New Transfer/Undeclared), Appointments, Phone: 610-436-3408, Email:

College of Education and Social Work, Office of Candidate Services

Wayne Hall, Suite 107, 125 W. Rosedale Avenue

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