Aspiring Educators is designed for students who are interested in becoming an educator at any grade level and subject area including special education. The goal of this community is to support, develop, and empower aspiring educators to become collaborative leaders and advocates for all K-12 pupils.
Programs + events
Students will participate in programming twice a month that includes volunteer activities, resume building workshops, career exploration discussions, first-year teacher panels, K-12 principal presentations, pen-pal opportunities with local elementary schools, leadership workshops, movie nights, game nights and visits to local schools.
Aspiring Educators LLC is currently housed in Bridgman Hall on the third floor. A classroom and meeting space are located on the lower level. Students can gather here for social functions as well as for their required course.
Aspiring Educator students will take ES 149: Introduction to Education, a first-year experience course in the fall. This course will be offered in the residence hall where students live to help further connect students with a faculty member.
The Aspiring Educators Living Learning Community is supported by two LLC RAs who are education majors as well as by faculty/staff sponsor Dr. Jill Prushiek. Moreover, the co-presidents for the student organization of Aspiring Educators support the LLC by inviting LLC students to participate fully in the student organization and its professional development programming.
Who can participate?
Participants of the Aspiring Educators LLC are first-year students who are interested in becoming K-12 educators. All regular education and special education majors are invited to live in this LLC.
How do I join the Aspiring Educators LLC?
Apply to join a Living Learning Community through your Housing Portal. On the LLC page, indicate which of the communities you prefer.
Pro tip! If you are in a roommate group, make sure your roommate(s) indicate the same LLC preferences on their housing application. Otherwise, you will not be placed in the LLC.