Center for Experiential Education

Experiential education builds knowledge, develops skills and clarifies values by engaging students in direct experience, community engagement and focused reflection.

The Center for Experiential Education includes-


Students in certain courses have the opportunity to volunteer at relevant not-for-profit organizations as part of the class.


Internships provide the opportunity to explore career options in a supervised work setting. Students can register for an internship course in one of Normandale's departments.  In the internship course students spend approximately 5-10 hours per week at an internship and complete assignments guided by an instructor.  Students can earn 2-4 credits per semester.    


We can provide you with recommendations of where to volunteer that matches your interests and goals.

Leadership Through Service

Students in this program are part of a supportive peer network of students that empowers them to positively impact their community on and off campus.  Members volunteer at least 40 hours over the course of a semester and get a scholarship of $500.  Students must be first generation college students and/or have unmet financial need. 

America Reads and Counts

America Reads and Counts is a program where Normandale students tutor Bloomington Public School children in reading, math and after school homework help.  Tutors can be a volunteer or, if eligible, get paid through work study.  Applications are accepted at the start of fall and spring semesters.

Campus Cupboard

The Campus Cupboard is a food pantry for Normandale students in need of food and personal hygiene items.

For More Information

For more information visit our website, call 952-358-8119 or email

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is a U.S. Department of Education grant-funded program that provides intensive, individualized coaching to students to achieve persistence, performance, and completion. TRIO utilizes sound academic guidance, co-curricular educational experiences, and connection to key resources in order to advance opportunities for students who are first-generation, low-income, or have a disability. For more information visit our office inside the Normandale library, call 952-358-8285 or email  Visit our webpage HERE