Future Teachers LLC

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Located in Falls Hall, this living-learning community is open to students studying in the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, this LLC is open to students majoring in any subject who are seeking teacher certification.

Course Connections

Students co-enroll in courses selected from the general education core curriculum

Fall Semester

  • US 1100: University Seminar
  • COMM 1310: Communications

Spring Semester

  • PHIL 1320: Ethics and Society
  • POSI 2320: Functions of American Government

Out of Class Connections

Students in the Future Teachers LLC have opportunities to:

  • Attend Weekly Dinners
  • Create Vision Boards
  • “Starting With the End in Mind”
  • Assist in River Cleanup
  • Local School Volunteering
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Faculty Advisor

Dr. Minda Lopez

Dr. Minda Lopez

Minda Morren López, PhD, is Professor of Literacy in the College of Education at Texas State University and Co-Founder of the REDEE (Research for EDucator Equity and Excellence) Collaborative, a mixed methods research center that focuses on educator preparation research in Texas. Dr. López earned a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in reading, writing, and language acquisition. Minda has implemented and led various programs including serving as associate department chair of C&I and as director of Teacher Residency Program for the College of Education. She believes college is a great time to broaden your perspectives and one of the best ways to do so is through education abroad. Thus, she leads an interdisciplinary Study Abroad course focused on International Human Rights, Social Justice, and Education to the Dominican Republic. When not working, you can find Minda on her yoga mat, roaming the trails, and out on one of the many rivers in Central Texas, kayaking, fishing, or on her SUP with her favorite river dog, Roxy. 

Email: minda.lopez@txstate.edu

Phone: 512.245.2299

Student Spotlight

How did the LLC help you transition from your hometown to Texas State?
I made friends easier. I like the connections I have made with other LLC Future Teachers, along with the events that occur in the LLC.

What has been your favorite social event thus far?
The LLC Olympics. I enjoyed working a team with my fellow peers and making fond memories.

How has the LLC helped you academically?
The study groups every Tuesday. I enjoy that time because it helps make class work less difficult and working with my classmates easier.

What is a fun fact about you?
I was born in Cheboksary, Russia.

Mason Little

Mason Little

Mason is an Elementary Education major from Austin, Texas.

Out of Class Activities

Networking Mixer
Holiday Party
Tug-o-war LLC Olympics
Austin Zoo
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Open for 2024 - 2025