Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE)

The CSLCE involves and supports students in educational and reciprocally beneficial community service-learning experiences. The CSLCE is recognized as a model and leader in service-learning. Service-learning is integrated with 218 courses and 1216 course sections each semester under the guidance of 156 faculty members. Over 1,000 students enroll annually in stand-alone community service-learning courses. Approximately 3,000 students volunteer through service-learning each year. Since the inception of the CSLCE in 1988, over 200,000 students have provided more than 3 million hours of community service. The CSLCE offers students a wide array of service-learning experiences, incentives and opportunities.  For more information, visit the The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement page. 


Mission

The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at Eastern Florida State College empowers students, faculty and staff to serve society through community engagement that enriches learning, promotes civic literacy and contributes to the study of community needs and resources.


Goals

  • Recruit and place students in educational and meaningful service-learning positions and projects
  • Provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to partner with community organizations
  • Support students in service-learning and civic engagement activities or projects
  • Integrate and link community service and academic study
  • Involve and support faculty in using the service-learning teaching methods
  • Support community organizations and projects in service-earning programming

Service-Learning Field Studies (4th/5th Credit Option)

Students registered in specific courses may opt to earn an additional elective credit hour through practical applications of their classroom learning. The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement publishes a list of courses in over 43 disciplines in which a participating instructor makes this option available each term (courses are not listed in the regular Schedule of Classes.)

Students must be registered in the instructor’s core course, and must register for the elective credit through the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Students may earn up to three credits using the 4th/5th Credit Option; however, credits are not repeatable with the same prefix. For example, a student cannot earn an elective credit for two courses that are under the PSY prefix. Requirements: 20 hours of community service-learning, final reflection seminar, service-learning contract, journal/essay or other reflection tools.

For further information, please call:

Melbourne (321) 433-5610           Cocoa (321) 433-7610
Palm Bay (321) 433-5253              Titusville (321) 433-5016