Teachers need to be knowledgeable about their subjects, human learning and development, and the contexts, cultures and purposes of education. They also need to be advocates for student and community development who are both skilled in the use of a variety of materials and methods and leaders who can effect positive change. Our courses, service learning experiences, and special projects support these goals by engaging students in research, tutoring, assisting in computer labs, reading to children, assisting teachers with lessons, organizing conferences and meetings, and other service learning projects. We serve the Franklin, Grundy, and Marion county schools. Every education course includes a school-based service learning experience.