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Upon completion of the two year program with Project FOCUS, students will receive a Certificate in Service Learning. In order to fulfill the requirements for this certificate, students are required to complete a minimum of 25 credits that include the following:

  • completion of SERP 197 (3 credits)
  • completion of a minimum of 15 additional academic credits
  • completion of a minimum of 7 internship credits

The majority of academic credits will be received through an audit process. Within the audit, students will complete all assignments, quizzes and exams required in each course.

All students will be assigned a peer mentor for each class. The peer mentor attends classes, supports content acquisition, supports implementation of adaptations, and assists in studying and the completion of assignments.

The academic component of Project FOCUS is directed by a lead instructor who is Arizona certified in special education.