What is the Education Teaching & Learning Community?

The Education Teaching and Learning Community (TLC) offers social and academic support for new first-year students while also providing an opportunity to engage in career focused experiential learning activities. These opportunities allow students in their first year to make connections with education professionals, see first-hand the work being done in the field, and build a foundation for success in the Ohio State education program. Students who participate in TLC can expect to learn study skill strategies, take education core classes in a cohort-based model, and build a team of faculty and peer support at Ohio State University at Newark.

TLCAdditionally, students will gain the opportunity to work closely with TLC faculty and staff members to enrich their overall experience. Students take common courses throughout the year, which includes a first-year survey course. The first-year survey course allow students to acquire learning, team building and leadership skills as well as personal success strategies. The learning community creates opportunities for students to form partnerships with each other and build professional connections. Student centered social and cultural events are designed to create opportunities for exposure and social connectedness.

Some benefits of this invitation only group include:

  • Planned social and cultural events throughout the year to build connections and a support system with peers in the education major
  • Workshops to help facilitate learning and personal growth
  • Strong support system throughout the major and pre-major from education faculty
  • Taking major courses taken together as a cohort create unique learning environment and opportunities for students to fulfill education major requirements & connect with other education students
  • Students can receive a $200 scholarship if application is submitted by April 1st deadline

Who are the participants?

First-year students who identify as one of the majors and pre-majors listed below and have been accepted to Ohio State Newark.

  • Primary Education
  • Middle Childhood Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • World Language Education
  • Special Education
  • STEM Education
  • Integrated Language Arts
  • Integrated Social Studies

Application process

  • Students interested in becoming a member of the Education Teaching and Learning Community should complete theĀ TLC Application for full consideration.
  • Applicants are encouraged to pay their Ohio State acceptance fee for full consideration.

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