Education House Residential Learning Community

Education House RLC

The Education House Residential Learning Community will provide you programming opportunities to orient you to becoming a professional educator and successfully completing the NAU Professional Education Program. As a member of this RLC, you will form friendships and connections with future colleagues and you live and learn together. You will also have special opportunities to interact with faculty and advisors in the College of Education to deepen your professional knowledge and skills as well as become familiar with the steps required of education majors.

What is a Residential Learning Community?
It is an awesome opportunity to live in a freshman hall with other students (20-30) who share your academic major or interests. You will be able to attend social and academic programs together, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor (student) who shares your major or career path.
What are Common Courses?

By participating in the Residential Learning Community program you benefit from taking one or two classes with others in your community. These “courses in common” allow you to attend class with other RLC members and form study groups around those classes. For this RLC, those courses include:

Fall semester:

  • MAT 150 – Principles of Mathematics I: This course covers the principles and processes used in mathematics instruction for grades K-8.
  • GLG 112 - Geologic Disasters: This course introduces you to geologic processes and hazards affecting humans. Topics include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, floods, subsidence, meteorite impacts, and climate changes. 
  • GLG 112L - Geologic Disasters Lab: This lab course is taken concurrently with GLG 112.
Why do I want to participate in an RLC?
Over and over again, we hear from our RLC students that being a part of the RLC program helped them find future friends and experience a smoother transition to college their freshmen year. By participating in an RLC, you will learn about campus resources and become more involved in your university experience. And this involvement has consistently led to RLC students remaining at the university in greater numbers, and more RLC students successfully graduating from the university.
How do I sign up?
Simply select your preferred Residential Learning Community on your online housing application. If you qualify for and are selected to participate in that RLC, we will assist you by placing you within the RLC of your choice in a freshman hall, and matching you with a roommate within that same RLC. That’s it! You can relax knowing your housing space and roommate selection are being taken care of for you.