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Peace Corps Volunteer Prep Program

Projects: Education


Teach 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.

Education Projects

More information to come …

Here’s What You Will Need To Study …

If you choose the Education Sector, take 3 courses from ONE of the following areas (i.e., all three courses must be from the same area).

Note: Some courses have prerequisites.Your adviser can assist you with appropriate course sequences.


  • EDL 206: Child and Adolescent Development
  • ED 250: Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • EDL 326: Content Literacy (Elementary Methods)
  • ED 319: Content Literacy (Secondary Methods)
  • ED 320: Teaching Students with Diverse Needs
  • ED 360: Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • ED 361: Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School
  • ED 362: Methods of Teaching Social Studies
  • ED 374: Issues and Practices in WORLD Language Education Part II (K-12)
  • ED 377: Integrated K-12 Teaching Methods
  • ED 427: Teaching of World Languages (Elementary or K-12)

Special Education:

  • EDS 330: Human Exceptionalities
  • EDS 332: Family/School/Community Partnerships and Resources, P-12
  • EDS 336: Classroom Management
  • EDS 338: Assessment Approaches, P-12
  • EDS 342: Instructional Methods and Materials for Middle/Secondary Students with Mild/ Moderate Disabilities
  • EDS 352: Curricula, Methods, and Materials for Learners with Difficulties


  • Any three EN courses numbered 200 or above


  • ED 327: Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part I
  • ED 328: Theories and Practice of ESL Instruction Part II
  • ED 336: Applied Linguistics for the Language Educator
  • ED 374: Issues and Practices in World Language Education Part II
  • EN 442: Language and Linguistics
  • AN 380: American Diversity


  • Any three BY courses


  • Any three CE courses

Computer Science:

  • Any three CS courses


  • MA 103: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics
  • MA 203: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
  • MA 204: Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
  • MA 205: Number Systems
  • MA 206: Algebraic Thinking, Probability and Statistics
  • MA 207: Elementary Geometry


  • Any three PH courses

… 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.
  • Below are some examples for related volunteer experience at MU:

  • MU has developed a relationship with Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County. There are many opportunities for students to complete training to serve as tutors in Basic English and English as a Second Language.
  • There is great need in our community for college students who have a background in science, technology, and math to serve as tutors at the Red Bank Middle School and work with their AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students.
  • There are many ways college students can make a difference in the lives of children through MU’s partnership with Aslan Youth Ministries. Examples include serving as tutors and mentors; helping with summer day camp and enrichment programs; and volunteering as a sports coach.