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TEACH! Secondary 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 participated in 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.


  • First-time beginning students with teacher education majors in the Colleges of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, or Science
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies

Residential Component

  • Optional within 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 the learning community


Fall Semester

Associated Classes

EDCI 27000 - Introduction to Educational Technology and Computing

EDCI 20500 - Exploring Teaching as a Career

Events and Activities Included:

  • Welcome pizza and game night
  • Introduction to campus resources
  • Donut celebrations
  • Self-defense workshop
  • Introduction to Interactive Dualboards for teaching
  • College Mentors for Kids Math Night
  • Review for finals

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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