Welcome to the Lalanne Program at the University of Dayton

Lalanne logoLalanne, a post-graduate teacher service program, specializes in supporting beginning Catholic school educators by combining service and teaching.

Lalanne teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school, live together in a faith-based community, and pursue professional and spiritual/personal development. Under-resourced schools are identified as those schools primarily in urban or rural areas that struggle to attract young, faith-filled teachers.

Service in Lalanne means a commitment to making a difference in the lives of children who face unique challenges in their school and community settings. Named in honor of Marianist Brother, Father Jean Baptiste Lalanne, the Lalanne program is an initiative of the Center for Catholic Education at the School of Education & Health Sciences at the University of Dayton.

Academic programs

Did you know:? Lalanne offers more than 10 different degree programs which build on the undergraduate teacher education preparation of our teachers. Click here to learn more about the academic programs available to Lalanne teachers at the University of Dayton.

Lalanne 2016-17 cohort by the numbers

  • 25 teachers total (20 females, 5 males)
  • 11 first-year teachers
  • 14 second-year teachers
  • 11 teachers are from the University of Dayton
  • 14 teachers are from 10 other colleges and universities: Canisius College (NY), Indiana University (IN), Miami University (OH), Murray State (KY), St. Bonaventure (KY), St. Mary's College (IN), St. Thomas University (TX), University of Maryland (MD), Waynesburg University (PA), and Xavier University (OH)
  • communities in 3 states (Ohio, Indiana & Michigan)
  • 16 schools (14 teachers at 11 grade schools, 11 teachers at 5 high schools)

Did you know?: Lalanne has had 170 graduates since the program began in 1999: 88% are still in education, and 85% of those serve in Catholic schools.

Student experience

Follow along with a first-year teacher and second-year teacher as they experience summer courses in the Lalanne program, get their classrooms ready and make a difference as teachers in Catholic schools:

What do our program partners think about Lalanne? Watch their videos, plus additional teacher insights, on our Media page.

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Contact us

Lalanne Program

Fitz Hall 652 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2967

937-229-3778