Elementary Education Learning Community

Become a future teacher! In this learning community, future elementary teachers develop an understanding of teaching and professionalism through learning experiences. You will experience targeted academic advising, develop a sense of community and commitment, and begin to understand the profession. Not only will you connect with faculty in the Elementary Education program, but you will also connect through events in the community (including planning a Fall Carnival at a local elementary school). Your commitment to the field will be strengthened while living and studying with fellow elementary education majors.

Fall Courses

(enrollment in all courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • CHEM 100: Chemistry in Society
  • CMST 100: Fundamentals of Communication
  • ENG 101: Composition
    *if eligible based on placement requirements
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar
  • GEOG 100: Elements of Geography

    The following courses are recommended for registration on your own:

    • Math 098: Intermediate Algebra -If needed

Spring Courses

(enrollment in all courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • HLTH 240: Introduction to Drug Education
  • MATH 112: College Algebra
    *if eligible based on placement requirements
  • THEA 101: Acting for Everyone
  • SPED 108: Human Service and Disabilities OR
    ED101: Introduction to Critical Race Theory in Education OR
    AIS 130:
    Indigenous Education

Where you'll live

We encourage you to live on campus with others in your Learning Community because that's where much of your networking and informal learning takes place. However, we understand that is not ideal for all students.

If you choose the Learning Community housing, you will be assigned to renovated double room (Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I).  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor. Learning Community students are housed with other students in the same learning community.

If you do not choose the learning community housing and plan to live on campus, it will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Lisa Vasquez

Learning Community Coordinator

Elementary Education

Meet the Elementary Education Learning Community Coordinator.