Supportive Education for Returning Veterans (SERV)

Supportive Education for Returning Veterans (SERV)



  • A ED 150A1, Learn to Teach to Learn
  • A ED 195B, Colloquium
  • A ED 210, Resiliency and Human Potential
  • A ED 309, Leadership Principles & Practices
  • A ED 310, Transitional Resiliency
  • A ED 311, Professional Leadership Concepts
  • A ED 498, Capstone 


Supportive Education for Returning Veterans at the University of Arizona (More)

Dr. David Beil-AdaskinPsychologist, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System & UA Associate/Clinical, Dept. of Ag Education
Dr. Phil Callahan, Associate Professor, Emeritus
Dr. Robert Torres, Head and Neely Family Endowed Professor for Excellence in Agriculture and Life Sciences


The veterans curriculum, using the Supportive Education Programs for Returning Veterans (SERV) approach of cohort-based veterans education and a recovery model orientation, is composed of five courses addressing resiliency, learning-teaching, and leadership that has been jointly developed through efforts originating from the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and the University of Arizona.


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Transitional Resiliency

The three-credit course blends current research on resiliency, learning, and leadership in an integrative manner to foster individual leadership. Focus is on the: physical, psychological, and social systems of resiliency; psychological principles applied to learning and instructional design; and analysis of readings addressing practical and theoretical leadership principles.


Family Resiliency

The one-credit course/workshop provides a background in research-based resiliency methods, assessment, and the physical, psychological, and social systems of resiliency.  The intended audience for this course includes returning veterans’ spouses, family members, and educators.


Scholars in Camo Sequence

The nine-credit, three course, curriculum composed of resiliency, learning-teaching, and leadership, is intended to perform, most effectively as a contiguous block of three courses as described and supported by the Scholars in Camo text.