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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Literacy: Collaboration with New Century College and Local Schools

At the undergraduate level, the Literacy Program collaborates with Mason's New Century College to offer a program in which undergraduates provide 45 hours of service to local school children in the area of literacy. Each term, approximately 25 students in the Literacy and Curriculum Integration for Specialist Teachers course (EDRD 300) are linked with reading educators in local schools. Students, many of whom are considering applying to graduate programs in education, learn effective tutoring methods for diverse populations. Teachers in the schools report that these students provide extremely helpful assistance in classrooms, as well as one-on-one support for children.