Teacher Education

This LLC, located in Shannon House for the 2018-2019 academic year, is offered to first-year students with a declared major in the College of Education or Secondary Education major.  The Teacher Education LLC is located in Blair House for the 2017-2018 academic year.​

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from Dean David Hough

Educators are special people who come from all walks of life. I’m thrilled you are exploring a career in education and considering our Living-Learning Community (LLC) as a way to become involved in schools, our College, and the MSU community.

One in every eight classrooms in the State of Missouri is led by a teacher who graduated from MSU. That amounts to more than 8,000 teachers across 420 school districts. Not only are we Missouri’s largest educator preparation program, but we are also the most respected, influential, and connected College of Education when it comes to community – school partnerships. We are the leader, and you can now become a member of this elite group.

Being part of a teacher education LLC will provide special opportunities to learn about the many activities the College of Education sponsors. If you want to learn on the job, you can become an education Intern in a school for an entire year, earning course work as part of a team. Master teachers and education professors work hand in hand to help you experience classroom teaching from the beginning of the school year to the end. Study away programs can provide you with global understandings, and any of our local school-university partnerships will give you an “inside track” for employment after graduation.

And even after you graduate, we continue to support you and help advance your career. Being part of the LLC will solidify all these experiences for you. Friendships will develop, knowledge will be shared, and experiences will continue for a life-time.

Welcome to the most exciting, rewarding career on earth. Welcome to the Teacher Education LLC. Welcome to our family. 


David L. Hough, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Education

Sample of events/experiences include activities like:

  • Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Educators
  • Education Day
  • Register and study for the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)

Partnerships/Support/Faculty/Staff listing:

  • Dr. Gilbert Brown, Associate Dean for College of Education
  • Jessica Robertson, College of Education Academic Advisor

For more information about the Teacher Education LLC, please contact the Student Success Initiatives Office at 417-836-3234. To indicate interest in this LLC, please indicate it as one of your top five LLC preference on your 2016-2017 housing application. We look forward to you joining our community.