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  • Education Community

Learning Communities

  • Education Community

    You should live in this community if you are a declared Education major or if your career goal is to become a teacher.

    As a student majoring in any of the Education programs, join this community to take classes and engage in experiences with others who share your passion for becoming an effective teacher. The community has been highly involved with faculty from the School of Teaching and Learning, as well as hosted a faculty social in their residence hall. Learning Community students benefit from an academic advising program in which students have the opportunity to learn more about how to best navigate their years as an education student. The Education community students are typically highly involved in community activities, have been engaged in programming designed to connect them with faculty, and have proven to be very active on campus.

    As a member of the community, you will...

    • live with other students who have declared education majors.
    • take two classes with students who live on your floor.
    • be able to participate in organized study groups for Learning Community participants.
    • have an upperclass Education student as a Dragon Mentor who dedicated to providing you with various opportunities and support.
    • be exposed to career options that you will have with an Education degree.
    • interact with faculty members from the School of Teaching and Learning who are dedicated to helping you achieve excellence in the classroom and beyond.

    Required Common Courses:

    ED 205 Introduction to Education
    Major Requirement (3 credits)
    This course explores education in America from early childhood through high school graduation. This course will introduce the philosophical foundations, learning environments, social contexts, curriculum and instruction, standards and assessment, as well as contemporary issues related to the field. The roles, responsibilities and daily life of teachers, schools and students will be examined. This course includes 40 hours of experience in the fields.

    PHIL 110 Practical Reasoning
    LASC Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    An introduction to critical thinking, with emphasis on understanding the logic of everyday arguments, interpreting the arguments of others, detecting fallacies, and constructing good arguments. (MnTC Goal 2)

    Community Location

    This community is historically located in East Snarr Hall.