Sociology of Education

CarolAnn MacGregor
College of Social Sciences

Service learning is optional for this course.

Time commitment: 20 hours

Learning goal: By tutoring and/or engaging in other educational and enrichment activities with school-aged children, students will examine whether organizations with an educational mandate are effective in reducing inequality and promoting opportunity.

Students in this class may opt to complete a service learning placement at one of the following agencies: 

Boys Hope Girls Hope
Good Shepherd School
Kedila Family Learning Services
Lafayette Academy Reading Room
NET Charter High School
St. Stephen Catholic School
STAIR: Start the Adventure in Reading
Wilson Charter School


  1. Watch this video on how to get a service learning placement.
  2. Once you have finalized your service learning placement, document all your hours using a service learning timesheet.  Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester.  Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for timesheet deadlines.
  3. Finish all your service learning hours by the last day of classes.
  4. Know that your performance will be evaluated by your agency.  This performance evaluation will be given to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.
  5. Receive a service learning transcript notation.  Put it on your resume too!