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The Department of Teacher Education offers students more than just classroom learning. Students in the department have access to a wide variety of opportunities and activities to develop the skills that they are learning in their courses, fieldwork and research.

Association for Young Children

The University of Dayton's Association for Young Children is the professional organization for early childhood educators at the university. UDAYC organizes programs and tutors for local elementary schools; sends students to national, state and local conferences; and participates in area professional development programs.

Bombeck Family Learning Center

The Bombeck Family Learning Center is the Dayton area's leading early childhood education center. Operated in conjunction with the School of Education & Health Sciences' Center for Early Learning, it serves as a demonstration school for students studying early childhood education. Visit the Bombeck Center >>    

Collegiate Middle Level Association

The Collegiate Middle Level Association, an affiliate of the Association for Middle Level Education, provides professional growth and service opportunities to Middle Childhood Education majors. Visit the CMLA >> 

Collegiate Adolescent to Young Adult Club

The University of Dayton's chapter of the Collegiate Adolescent to Young Adult Club builds a greater community in the Adolescent to Young Adult Education (EYA) academic program by providing opportunities to apply academic knowledge to service and field experiences, sharing information about career opportunities and building connections with professionals in the field. CAYAC is the founding organization of the student education symposium which brings together all licensure areas to learn about successful, national educational programs and innovations in education. Visit CAYAC >>  

Council for Exceptional Children

The University of Dayton student chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children increases interaction and awareness of those with special needs by becoming involved with numerous organizations and schools. Visit the national CEC >>   

Dayton Early College Academy

The Dayton Early College Academy is an innovative community school sponsored by Dayton Public Schools, and operated by the University of Dayton. Its singular focus is preparing urban students to attend and succeed in college. In 2008, US News & World Report awarded DECA a bronze medal in its second annual ranking of America's Best High Schools. DECA serves as a demonstration school for University of Dayton students who are studying adolescent to young adult education. Visit DECA >>    

Epsilon Delta Upsilon

Epsilon Delta Upsilon is a professional co-ed fraternity for education and health and sport science majors that promotes knowledge and understanding of their fields of study. Members participate in activities that advance their mission of unity, service and professionalism.   

Lalanne Program

The Lalanne Program at the University of Dayton specializes in supporting beginning Catholic school educators. A post-graduate program, Lalanne provides an opportunity to combine service and teaching. Those in the program make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school, live together in a faith community and take master's degree courses during the summers. Visit the Lalanne Program >>

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