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Future Teachers

Located in Falls hall, this living-learning community is open to students majoring in Curriculum and Instruction, Interdisciplinary Studies, or students from any major who are seeking teacher certification.

inaugural Future Teachers LLC, 2012

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

Fall semester: University Seminar 1100, Communications 1310, Political Science 2310

Spring semester: Philosophy 1320, History 1310, Political Science 2320

Student Spotlight: Mason Little

Mason is an Elementary Education major from Austin

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.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Michael Burns

Dr. Burns is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies.  In addition to teaching and research, he has been involved in residential life for many years, first as a faculty mentor at North Dakota State University and then as faculty-in-residence for the Honors College at Texas State.  Dr. Burns is an award-winning teacher and he facilitates trainings on instructional and classroom communication around the country.

Centennial Hall 321

(512) 245-5472


Out of Class Events

students under the arch at the Undergraduate Academic Center

Future Teachers 2018

students under the Undergraduate Academic Center arch

Future Teachers 2018

students in front of Crockett Elementary

volunteering at Crockett Elementary

students in holiday sweaters

holiday party

students in front of chalkboard

Future Teachers 2015-2016

students and school district representatives sitting at tables

Networking Mixer with representatives from school districts

students doing Yoga


students in front of de Zavala elementary

volunteering at de Zavala elementary

group of students in front of career services office

at the Career Services office

students tug of war

Future Teachers at the annual LLC Olympics

Past activities in the Future Teachers LLC include the ropes course at University Camp in Wimberly, volunteering at local elementary schools, attending the Teacher Job Fair sponsored by the Career Services office, networking mixers with representatives from Texas school districts, special events with the faculty advisor, interview advice, study groups, and social events.

Elizabeth Falls Scholarship

1919 Pedagog photo of Elizabeth Falls

The Elizabeth Falls Scholarship was established by the Department of Housing and Residential Life in 2011 to honor the memory of Elizabeth Falls, a member of the original faculty at Southwest Texas State Normal School. In 2011 the original residence hall which bore her name was demolished to make way for the new Performing Arts Center; a new Falls Hall is now located on the western edge of the campus.

This scholarship is intended to support a residence hall student who intends to enter the teaching profession upon graduation from Texas State University. Additional consideration is given to students who are residing in the Future Teachers Living-Learning Community.