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.

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Student experience

Follow along with a first-year teacher and second-year teacher as they attend master's classes, live in community and make a difference in the classroom:

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Academic programs

Lalanne offers more than 10 different degree programs (MSE & MME) which build on the undergraduate teacher education preparation of our teachers. Degrees are awarded by the University of Dayton.

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Mission & vision

  • Mission: We foster learning communities to nurture teachers as they discern their Catholic vocation.
  • Vision: Be a recognized leader in forming life-long Catholic School educators for Ohio and beyond.

Did you know? Lalanne has had more than 180 graduates since the program began with the 1999-2000 school year — 88% are still in education, and 85% are still in Catholic schools.


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Lalanne Program

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