Open to first-year students majoring in Education (1 cohort - 20 spots available)
Students will examine the daily lives of teachers and students by exploring a wide range of current controversial topics related the field of education today. We will look closely at multiculturalism, diversity, educational policies, and innovative practices in school settings. The students will build strong communication and writing abilities formulating their identities as teachers. The goal is for students to progress toward becoming informed and powerful future educators.
Education - FLC01
- UNIV 10100 FLC01 - Advantages of Self Awareness (Ryan Farmer) W 10:00 am – 10:50 am
- EDU 11100 FLC01 – Orientation to Educational Experiences w/Field Experiences (Kristen Levin) TR 9:30 am – 10:45 am
- ENGL 15000 FLC01 – Composition I (Laura Reilly) TR 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
After a faculty sponsored field trip:
“This morning made me feel really cared about, in short. You helped remind me than I’m more than just a student here, I’m your student and I could feel how genuinely you care about us. That was very needed, especially during midterms! Thanks again for taking us all out this morning!”
– Jazmin Doherty, Education LC participant, Fall 2019
”I was blessed with the opportunity to spend time with first-year students in the fall of 2019 as the instructor for Wanted: Education Activists. As their instructor, I was inspired by my students’ hearts, spirits and voices. We encouraged each other to ask questions, contribute ideas and develop as critical thinkers. From the start, we were committed to one another’s success.”
- Professor Vanessa VanderGraaf, Education LC Faculty, Fall 2019
“I saw our students really create a supportive community that helped them transition from high school to university life by helping each other with both academic and personal matters. I would say that my colleagues and I also created a supportive community as we collaborated on bonding activities, class assignments and goals for the learning community. Personally, participating in the "Informed and Powerful Future Educators" LC has been one of my most rewarding and enjoyable experiences at Lindenwood”.
- Professor Shenika Harris, Education LC Faculty, Fall 2019