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 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.

Visit What Volunteers Do | Education on the Peace Corps site, for more information.

If you choose Education, take 3 courses (9 credit hours) from one of the following areas:

  • Adult Education
  • Arts Education
  • Agricultural Education
  • Biological Sciences
  • Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education Studies
  • Engineering
  • English or Linguistics
  • Family or Consumer Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Resource
  • Kinesiology
  • Life Sciences
  • Math
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Public Health
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Workplace Development
  • Other (as approved)

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

  • Completing an approved internship in the areas of education, outreach, and communication
  • Complete an approved supervised classroom teaching program as required by your degree program
  • Participating in an education-focused study abroad experience
  • Serve as a reader or teacher to the Ozark Literacy Council
  • Serve as a volunteer for the Fayetteville Public Library reading assistance program
  • Serve as a peer mentor for a foreign language through the Enhance Learning Center or the Fayetteville Public Schools Community Outreach and Continuing Education program
  • Serve as a peer mentor for the Office of International Students and Scholars Intercultural Team
  • Serve as a tutor at the Spring International Language Center.
  • Other related activity coordinated by the Volunteer Action Center and approved in advance by the PC Prep coordinator/advisor

The applicant must provide verifiable evidence of this activity. This may include a Service Transcript from the Volunteer Action Center or from the agency where the volunteer action occurred.