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Making a Difference in Education (MADE)

Living-Learning Community

The Making a Difference in Education (MADE) Living-Learning Community (LLC) is for any first-year student who is interested in pursuing a career in teaching. LLC participants will be exposed to the field of education and be provided with a strong foundation of teaching practices. LLC participants will also build connections with fellow students, faculty and staff who share and support students interest in being successful in their major and as a future educator. 

Eligibility & Course Requirements

  • Complete the Housing Contract & LLC and Interest Housing Application
  • Enroll in EDF 1005: Introduction to the Teaching Profession for the Fall semester
  • Live in Osprey Cove with the MADE LLC
  • Support/Attend Living-Learning Community events and programs
  • Students admitted into the Holmes Scholar program are encouraged to apply to the MADE LLC 

Learning Outcomes for Participants

As a member of the MADE LLC you will be:

  • Introduced to the different teacher education majors within COEHS
  • Eased into the transition process into college by building essential competencies such as time management and critical thinking and be introduced to university resources such as tutoring, academic coaching, supplemental instruction, skill workshops and the library
  • Introduced to components of COEHS including Academic Advising, the Career Specialist, Field Experiences and other valuable resources
  • Exposed to students in different school based field experiences
  • Engaged with COEHS leaders - faculty, staff, alums, ambassadors - who can strengthen the educational experience
  • Involved with a community of students who share similar academic interests and professional goals
  • Immersed in an environment where students can have fun while establishing an identity with COEHS and UNF
  • Supported with General Knowledge Test Preparation

Upcoming Activities Include:

  • Early Move-In for Fall LLC Retreat
  • Visits to our partner schools in the Jacksonville area
  • Networking events with education leaders in the area
  • General Knowledge Test Preparation
  • Access to teaching resources like craft paper, markers, banner paper, etc.

Campus Partners & Who to Contact:

The MADE LLC is a partnership between the Department of Housing and Residence Life and the College of Education and Human Services.

Jade Yuen

Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment

Sheresa Divens

Coordinator for Educational Initiatives, Housing and Residence Life

Amy Lorenz

Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life