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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.

LLC Advisor Teresa Zapp

Teresa Zapp, Senior Lecturer in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, is advisor for this LLC. Ms. Zapp is a huge yoga nerd! She is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor and she gets up every morning at 4:30 to practice. She is also an artist, loves all types of music, and enjoys dancing.

"The Future Teachers LLC is a vibrant group of students filled with passion for and questions about their chosen field. Their sharp minds and quick wit keep me on my toes and make me smile every time I attend a meeting or special event with them. If these young people represent the future of education in Texas, were going to be just fine."

(ED 3045, 512-245-7727).

Out of Class Events

Volunteering at Crockett Elementary

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 (for the past two years the Future Teachers LLC has hosted hiring managers from a variety of school districts on the night prior to the job fair), special events with Ms. Zapp, interview advice, study groups, and social events.

Future Teachers networking with Texas school districts, 2017
Future Teachers at the Career Services office, networking with school district representatives, 2015
group picture, 2016

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.