The Center for Excellence in Peer Education strives for students and faculty members to experience positive outcomes with the College of Charleston peer education program. We provide materials and resources to assist peer educators and the CofC community in their efforts to design and sustain successful peer education programs. Below are print resources, digital resources, and certification opportunities that may be of interest. Interested in learning more? Contact us by telephone, email, or social media.  

Print and Digital Resources

Arnold, D. (2015). Celebrating 40 years of peer education. NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. 

Breslin, J.D., Kope, M.H., O’Hatnick, J.L., & Sharpe, A.G. (2018). Students as colleagues: A paradigm for understanding student leaders in academic support. The Learning Assistance Review, 23(2), 41-64.

Colver, M., & Fry, T. (2016). Evidence to support peer tutoring programs at the undergraduate level. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 46(1), 16-41.  

Keller, P., & Coleman, L. (Eds.). (2018). Peer Today, Peer Educator Tomorrow: Becoming a College Paraprofessional. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Keller, P., & Porter, H. (2020, November). A Terminological Study of Peer Education in Higher Education [PDF]. Oak Creek, WI: College Reading and Learning Association.

Keup, J.R. (2016). Peer leadership as an emerging high impact practice: An exploratory study of the American experience Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 4(1), 31-50.

Latino, J.A. (2017). Peer leadership: Harnessing its power at every stage of the student lifecycle [White paper]. Ellucian. Retrieved from 

Latino, J.A. & Unite, C. M. (2012). Providing academic support through peer education. New Directions for Higher Education, 157, 31-43.   

Certification Opportunities

Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (ACTP) Tutor and Coach Certification

Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance (ACTLA) Online Tutor Certification

College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Peer Educator Training Program Certification (IPTPC)

The International Center for Supplemental Instruction (SI).

NASPA BACCHUS Peer Educator Certification.