Office of Field Placement

Opportunities for Student Involvement in the Temple Community

Independent Study Course Credit

Spring 2018 Community Service Learning Courses

Early Childhood Education EDUC 2082, Section 003 CRN 31222

  • Course Description: This new one-credit course provides pre-service teachers and non-education majors with an opportunity to engage with local elementary schools in the surrounding community.  Students in this course will serve as volunteers and make a weekly one-hour visit to an elementary school located adjacent to main campus.  The course instructor will provide students with strategies for how to conduct Interactive Read Alouds (IRAs), a technique used to engage students during storybook reading, which they will implement with small groups of children during the school’s morning literacy block.  Students enrolled in the one-credit course are required to complete 2 hours of training and complete 10 hours of field experience.
  • Meeting Times: The community service component to this course, a weekly one-hour visit, is available to complete on Monday-Friday anytime between 8:30 - 11:00 am.  The participating K-8 schools are: Paul Lawrence Dunbar Promise Academy, located at 1750 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19122, and Tanner G. Duckrey Elementary School, located at 1501 W. Diamond Street Philadelphia PA 19121

Secondary Education EDUC 2082, Section 002   CRN 36705

  • Course Description: This one-credit course provides pre-service teachers and non-education majors with an opportunity to engage with local high schools in the surrounding community with academic support. Students in this course will serve as volunteers and make a weekly one-hour visit to a high school located adjacent to main campus.  Students enrolled in the one-credit course are required to complete 2 hours of training and complete 10 hours of field experience. Background Clearances are required.
  • Meeting Times: The community service component to this course is a weekly one-hour visit. Exact times and school locations TBA.

Paid Temple Work-Study Opportunities

Jumpstart

Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Support

  • Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it begins. Most Jumpstart sites are within walking distance of Temple's Main Campus.
  • For more information, visit Jumpstart's webpage.​​

TU Tutors for the Middle Grades Academy

After-School and Summer STEAM Programming for Middle Grades Students

  • TU Tutors facilitate after-school programming, in conjunction with Steppingstone Scholars, Inc., for students in grades 4-8 who attend Dunbar and Duckrey Elementary Schools. Spark curiosity and excitement for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM), by running Robotics, Coding, Science, Fine Arts and Drama clubs for students.
  • Applications for TU Tutors are being accepted NOW!
  • Learn more about the position and how to apply here

Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science

After-School, Saturday, and Summer Academic and College Access Programming for High School Students

  • UB and UBMS are college preparatory programs for local high-school students. Tutor-Mentors (TMs) support program participants with tutoring, homework help, mentorship, chaperoning college trips, facilitating college access workshops, and more!
  • Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

GEAR-UP

College-Access Programming for High School Students

  • Early high school is a critical time that can make or break a successful academic career. We need your help in the classrooms to help engage students and help them through new academic hurtles. 
  • As a Temple University GEAR UP Coach, you will be supporting 9th graders inside and outside of the classroom through tutoring, mentoring, and college preparation. Temple students will be trained and placed with onsite support and ongoing professional development on campus. Please visit our website: http://education.temple.edu/igc/gearup
  • GEAR UP is a national college readiness program and the School District of Philadelphia is partnering with Temple and other local universities to bring college students into the classroom.

    Interested students and faculty can reach out to the Temple GEAR UP Coordinators: Rachel Howe rachelhowe@temple.edu or Joli McTerrell jmcterrell@temple.edu

Highlighted Volunteer Opportunities

Norris Community Afterschool Program

After-School Homework Help and Tutoring for Students in grades K-8

  • Volunteer tutors are needed for the homework help hour and tutoring in reading, math, and science at the Norris Community After School Program located adjacent to Temple’s campus at 11th & Berks Street. The program serves 35 students in K-8th grade and operates Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm.
  • A flyer with information is available here.
  • Volunteer tutor applications are available here.

GEAR-UP

College-Access Programming for High School Students

  • Early high school is a critical time that can make or break a successful academic career. We need your help in the classrooms to help engage students and help them through new academic hurtles. 
  • As a Temple University GEAR UP Coach, you will be supporting 9th graders inside and outside of the classroom through tutoring, mentoring, and college preparation. Temple students will be trained and placed with onsite support and ongoing professional development on campus. Please visit our website: http://education.temple.edu/igc/gearup
  • GEAR UP is a national college readiness program and the School District of Philadelphia is partnering with Temple and other local universities to bring college students into the classroom.

    Interested students and faculty can reach out to the Temple GEAR UP Coordinators: Rachel Howe rachelhowe@temple.edu or Joli McTerrell jmcterrell@temple.edu