CAL Secondary Education Learning Community


The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Secondary Education Residential Learning Community is open to students wanting to teach secondary education in the areas of Art Education, English, French, German, History, Music (Choral), Music (Instrumental), Social Studies and Spanish.Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.


Join this learning community if you want to:

  • learn more about teaching opportunities
  • broaden their ideas of what teaching can be for them
  • develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of teaching
  • have opportunities to get early teaching experiences with master teachers

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for freshman in this Learning Community. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • ENG 105 - Critical Reading and Writing in the University Community: covers the writing skills needed for completing university coursework. 
  • MAT 114 - Quantitative Reasoning: contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement.