Office of Field Placement

Opportunities for Student Involvement in the Temple Community

Independent Study Course Credit

Community Service Learning Course

Fall 2016  EDUC 2082, Section 005   CRN  32124

  • 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

Paid Temple Work-Study Opportunities


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

Middle Grades After-School and Summer STEAM Programming

  • 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.
  • Learn more about the position and how to apply here

Upward Bound & Math / Science Upward Bound

High School After-School, Saturday, and Summer Programming

  • UB and MSUB 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.


Paid Community Employment Opportunity

After-School All-Stars

  • After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is looking for a team of staff to lead programming at our two sites in Philadelphia for the 2016-2017 School Year. We are hiring site coordinators, lead educators, and program assistants.
  • ASAS Philadelphia launched in 2014 and currently serves 120 middle school students at two Title I schools: Vare-Washington School in South Philadelphia and William D. Kelley STEM Academy in North Philadelphia.  ASAS is a free program for middle school students that offers comprehensive programming including a snack, homework help, enrichment clubs, and health and fitness activities.  Programming runs Monday through Friday from dismissal until 6pm. We’re looking for dynamic staff to act as administrators, teachers, and support staff. Applicants should have a background in engaging diverse groups of students in educational activities in urban schools or OST programs.  Positions will begin in late August/early September. Find job descriptions online at:


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.

Norris Square Community Alliance

After-School Programming for Students in Grades K-8

  • Norris Square Community Alliance serves children in grades K-8 who attend Hunter, McKinley, and Moffet Elementary schools. Volunteers are needed to support the after-school academic and enrichment programming which runs Monday through Friday, 3:30-6:00pm.
  • This is a great opportunity for people who enjoy working with young children and want to gain experience teaching and running programming! Activities for children include ESL support, Sports, Art, Music, Math Games, Literacy support, homework help, and STEM activities.
  • See this flyer for more information!


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 Mentor, 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. See a flyer with more information here.
  • 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.

  • Half-hour Information Sessions:

September 16th, 12pm OR 3pm, Ritter Hall 303

September 20th, 5pm, Ritter Hall 203