The Education Living-Learning Community

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Interested in being a part of a program that will help shape the educator you become after graduation? Our Living-Learning Community may be right for you!

The Education Living-Learning Community is a program that places 24 students from the Dwight Schar College of Education together in a living-learning community during their freshman year. Students also participate in a cohort where they:

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  • Identify as future educators
  • Develop a strong sense of citizenship, community, and purpose
  • Engage in self-directed learning behaviors
  • Become life-long learners

Students will take the following courses together along with 10 to 12 credits of additional coursework during their first semester:

  • EDFN 130: Introduction to Education
  • EDEC 140: Phonics in English Language

What are the Benefits?

In addition to living in the same residence hall as other education students -  which provides an immediate support system during their critical first year - students will also gain:

  • Better connections with other students
  • Enhanced participation in campus-related activities
  • Stronger connections to the campus/surrounding community
  • Easy access to other students in your major
  • Increased interaction with faculty and staff
  • An appreciation of how academic disciplines are interrelated
  • Better academic performance due to deep, high-quality, and substantive learning

Students will also learn how to work in teams, will take classes during prime class hours, and are more likely to graduate on time.

For further information and to sign up for this opportunity contact:

Dr. Tanzeah Sharpe

Assistant Professor

Dwight Schar College of Education


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