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Education -pcpTeach lessons that last a lifetime. Education is the Peace Corp’s largest program area. Volunteers play an important role in creating links among schools, parents and communities by working in elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools as math, science, conversational English and resource teachers or as early grade reading and literacy teacher trainers. Volunteers also develop libraries and technology resource centers.

If you choose Education, take three courses from ONE of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • English
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Suggested courses (courses in any of majors listed above can count for PC Prep work in the Education sector)

  • AWPE/EDUC 221 Outdoor Trip Leadership
  • BIOL 111 Ecological Biology
  • BIOL 112 Cells, Genes and Inheritance
  • BIOL/CHEM 251 Introduction to Nutrition Science
  • BIOL 350 Field Botany
  • BIOL 357 Animal Behavior
  • CCCE 120 Foundations of Education
  • CCCE 311 Wilderness First Responder
  • CHEM 331 Equilibrium and Analysis
  • CS 345 Software Engineering
  • CS 410 Networks and Networking
  • ENG 203 Women in Literature
  • ENG 204 African-American Literature
  • ENG 353 Topics in Peace and Justice
  • GEOL 113 Climates Future, Climates Past
  • GEOL 314 Interpreting Earth History
  • HIST 232 African History Since 1880
  • HIST 246 European Women’s and Gender History
  • HIST 324 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • HIST 369 African American History Since Emancipation
  • MATH 140 Diversity of the World’s Mathematics
  • MATH 300 Statistics
  • PHYS 107 Physics for Future Presidents
  • PHYS 345 Electronics and Instrumentation
  • TESO 344 Studies in Language Learning and Teaching
  • TESO 348 Sociolinguistics

And build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as:

  • Teaching in one of these or a similar form: in a classroom, with a community outreach organization, or in a formal tutoring capacity
  • The subject of the teaching may be English as a Foreign/Second Language, special education, drama, or a STEM subject

For example, through any of the following volunteer opportunities.

  • Local elementary, middle and high schools
  • Amigos: The Latino Richmond Center
  • Birth to Five
  • Boy Scouts of America, Crossroads of America Council
  • Boys and Girl Clubs of Wayne County
  • Community Action of East Central Indiana Head Start
  • Early Learning and Family Literacy Center
  • Excel Center
  • Girls Inc.
  • Hayes Arboretum
  • Joseph MooreMuseum
  • Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana Inc.
  • Morrisson-Reeves Library
  • Richmond Adult Education Center
  • Richmond Art Museum
  • Townsend Community Center
  • United Way
  • Wayne County Literacy Coalition
  • Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center Inc.

Check with career coaches in the Center for Career and Community Engagement for more options with Indiana Pathways Internships.

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