Advocates of Tomorrow students socialize at a program on designing an inclusive residential community. Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) provide students the opportunity to explore common interests with other students in their living environment. Through living and participating in an LLC, students will be provided with intentional and meaningful opportunities that will help them to make purposeful links between the academic and co-curricular components of their college experience.
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Preparing the next generation of educators

Mixed LLC Experience

Considering teaching as a possible career? If you think you might like to explore what it means to teach, whether it is in a K-12 classroom, a preschool, or even a museum, then the iTeach LLC is for you!

The iTeach Living-Learning Community is designed for every student who may be interested in exploring a career in teaching. This community is focused on introducing students to teaching as a career path and will provide hands-on experiences and opportunities to visit K-12 classrooms, prepare for the MTELs, and navigate the teacher licensure process. The LLC experience helps students learn about creative teaching practices and the impact educational technology has on our students as well as our communities. This LLC is sponsored by the College of Education.

As a result of living in the iTeach Living-Learning Community, students will have the opportunity to…

  • Identify campuses resources that will assist in preparing for the MTELs, and utilize tutoring services in an effort to enhance academic success.
  • Explore the UMass Lowell’s Education programs and the organizations that support them (e.g., education minor, UTeach, Master’s degrees in secondary teaching, Jumpstart, etc…).
  • Develop an understanding of how to obtain teacher licensure within Massachusetts.
  • Identify opportunities that support service learning in an effort to develop the essential skills required to become an effective teacher.
  • Recognize the value, and explore the essential connection to, urban learning within K-12 education.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with Education advisors, faculty, alumni, and peers that will promote professional and academic success.

LLC ADVISOR

Professor Michelle Scribner-MacLean | Clinical Associate Professor, Mathematics & Science Education, Graduate School of Education

How to Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.

2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.

3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.

4. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.

5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.