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TEACH! Elementary will not be available during the 2021-2022 Academic Year


TEACH! Learning communities are designed to bring first-year Teacher Education students together through academics, professional development, and social activities. Both the Elementary and Secondary TEACH! Learning Communities will take their first Professional Education course, Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing, together, as well as an additional class. Fun extracurricular activities will be co-planned by students and instructors, providing opportunities for information, learning, and interaction. Classes in the past have exciting learning activities and games they were able to use with school children outside of the classroom setting. A residence option is available for all TEACH! students.

"Joining a learning community is an experience of a lifetime. It takes a gigantic campus and brings it down to a familiar level, making the transition to college easy and smooth, all the while providing opportunities throughout campus to enhance your college career and make it a lively and fun experience. Not only will you walk away with an immense amount of knowledge that is hard to grasp outside of a Learning Community, but the friends you make while involved can be amazing."

-Student in the Learning Community


  • First-time beginning students in the College of Education with majors in Elementary Education, Special Education/Elementary Education, Special Education Mild, and Special Education Mild and Intense
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies
  • First-time beginning students in the College of Health and Human Sciences with a major in Early Childhood Education 

Residential Component

  • Optional within the Shreve Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall Semester

Associated Classes

EDCI 27000 - Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing

BIOL 20500 - Biology for Elementary School Teachers

Events and Activities Included:

  • Welcome pizza dinner
  • American teacher movie night
  • Introduction to interactive Dualboards for teaching
  • Introduction to campus resources
  • Community service project – Math Fun Night, College Mentors for Kids
  • Review for finals and final meeting

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

Learning Communities ERHT 1275 1st Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - (765) 494-5785 or (765) 494-8571,

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