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Future Teachers

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.

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, Math 1315

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. Tara Newman

Tara Newman sitting in red chair
Dr. Tara Newman

As a first-generation college graduate, some Dr. Newman’s deepest joys come from supporting individuals in their transition from university student to emerging professional. Dr. Newman has been a faculty member at Texas State University in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction since 2017. She is co-sponsor of the C&I Ambassadors, an advisory board member of Project Maestros, a member of the First-Gen Proud committee, and a Bobcat J.E.D.I. She is a proud military-connected faculty member, with a husband and three sons who are US Marines (Semper Fi, Bobcats!).

Dr. Newman, CFLE, is an international leader in teaching and learning and has worked in the Education field over 20 years in a variety of capacities - including early childhood programs, K-12 classrooms, and higher education. Her experience has focused on building institutional and individual capacity in the area of teaching and learning at each of these levels.

Phone: (512) 245-2299


Out of Class Events

students under the arch at the Undergraduate Academic Center

Future Teachers 2018

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

students in front of Falls hall with Dean O'Malley

Future Teachers with the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Michael O'Malley

Elizabeth Falls

1919 Pedagog photo of Elizabeth Falls

Elizabeth Falls was a member of the original faculty in the "Department of Education" at Southwest Texas State Normal School. The first Falls Hall opened in 1966 and was named in her honor. It had all the modern amenities, including a phone on every floor that was shared by 50 students! This residence hall was demolished in 2011 to make way for the new Performing Arts Center. Located on the western edge of campus, a new Falls Hall opened in 2014. It too has all the modern amenities, by today's standards of course.