Living Learning Communities by Major

Education

Overview

The Education Living Learning Community (eDUCARE) is an exclusive opportunity for 30 first-year students who plan to major in education. As a member of this community, you will explore a broad range of careers open to education majors, get to know the faculty of the College of Education, and meet guest speakers & local educators who are leaders in their respective fields.

You will engage in activities that will enhance and promote collaboration with faculty, academic excellence in your studies, research in the field of education, and ethical leadership development.

Participation in this LLC offers students a powerful vehicle for transitioning from high school into the university community, exploring the majors in education, and preparing them for admission into the college.

Located In: Cypress Hall

Open To: All First Time in College Education majors

Benefits of the Education LLC Program

  • Team build with others interested in education
  • Attend exclusive events and activities to support your growth as an educator
  • Access workshops designed to enhance your leadership and professional development
  • Gain exposure to different areas of the teaching profession
  • Receive in-hall academic advising and mentoring throughout the year
  • Enroll in two courses (one in fall; one in spring)
  • Engage in network opportunities with College of Education faculty and local educators
  • Volunteer for opportunities that are education-related
  • Be immersed in discussions focused on global issues in education

Expectations/Requirements

  • Intent to major in education
  • Enroll in and complete the exclusive eDUCARE course, Educators Rising, in the fall
  • Enroll in eDUCARE section of Introduction to the Teaching Profession in the spring
  • Participate in the eMentor program that partners eDUCARE students with upper-division education students
  • Participate in education-related service learning & volunteer opportunities
  • Attend the eDUCARE kick-off event in the fall and spring
  • Actively engage in the community

Students are also required to pay the eDUCARE fee of $125.00 per semester, which is used to cover the cost of eDUCARE activities and events.

Application Process 

Apply to live in an LLC (Click "Programs and Events")

To gain admission to an LLC, you will need to complete an online LLC program application (in addition to the general USF housing application) and be admitted into the LLC program.

When completing an LLC program application that requires longer responses, we recommend typing into a Microsoft Word document that you can save and refer back to if you have any complications. Once you submit an application, a confirmation page should appear. You will also receive a confirmation email in your USF email account. If you do not receive these confirmations, please contact livinglearning@usf.edu, as your application was not received.

LLC Admission Decisions

Once received, your application will be reviewed by the appropriate LLC for a decision on admission. You will be notified via your USF email account regarding your LLC admission status. Each LLC has its own review timeline, but most programs will review applications and begin making application decisions by early March. Admission decisions are for one academic year. Students wishing to return to their LLC for an additional year should contact their program coordinator for specific instructions.

If you are admitted to an LLC, you will automatically be assigned into that community. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, or the LLC has reached capacity, your housing assignment will be based on the preferences in your general housing application.

If at any point you wish to withdraw an application, or for questions regarding the general housing application, meal plans, payment information, etc., please contact housing@usf.edu or 813-974-0001.