Student volunteer reading to the elderly

Community-Engaged Learning Program

Community-Engaged Learning is a form of experiential education which links academic study to real-world experiences in community settings. It fosters civic responsibility by focusing on critical, reflective thinking and an appreciation of larger social issues inherent in a democracy. Training, supervision and evaluation are provided by supervisors at community-based organizations, in collaboration with the Montclair State University Center for Community Engagement and its faculty partners. Community-Engaged Learning activities enhance academic learning, build maturity and insight, and prepare students for active citizenship and lifelong learning.

Montclair State University’s Community-Engaged Learning Program (formerly known as the Service-Learning Program) was officially launched in the spring of 1996 as part of the University’s broader commitment to experiential education. Each year the Community-Engaged Learning Program program enrolls 300-400 students that it places with 25-30 community-based organizations.

For more information about enrolling in Community-Engaged Learning courses at Montclair State, contact:

Bryan Murdock
Director, Center for Community Engagement
Phone: 973-655-6831