The Loyola Marymount University Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation exists to provide matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to undergraduates preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. The Center also serves as a resource for faculty and staff who provide instruction and other services in LMU’s subject-matter teacher preparation programs.
In carrying out its work, the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation is informed by the Mission and Goals of Loyola Marymount University, which emphasize the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice. For the encouragement of learning, the Center facilitates academically challenging teacher preparation programs where the faculty model effective pedagogy. The Center contributes to the education of the whole person through a vision of the educational process as the simultaneous formation of intellect, moral character, the senses and the imagination. The Center’s role in the service of faith includes training future Catholic educators as well as cultivating respect in all our future teachers for the rich diversity of faith traditions in our multicultural society. To promote justice, the Center educates our future teachers to be agents of positive social change for all members of global society.
All LMU undergraduates who foresee a career in K-12 teaching, whether enrolling in a formal teacher preparation program or not, are encouraged to contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation for support throughout their time at LMU.