The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College first-year experience

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When you choose ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, you join a community of positive changemakers.

You’ll have a dedicated support system as we help you become the best educator you can be. 

We’ll help you succeed and learn how to ask the right questions. We'll help you think about the role you want to play in changing education for the better. 

Our faculty will guide you. Our advising and support team will be with you every step of the way.

If your program requires a teaching internship or residency in a school, you'll find an ASU  faculty member in your school ready to problem-solve with you.

Support matters. It works for you. MLFTC has one of the highest first-year student retention rates at ASU, with more than 90 percent of students returning for their sophomore year.

How to apply

Start taking steps toward your first year. To apply to Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College:

  1. Review admissions requirements and a step-by-step guide on the ASU admissions page.
  2. Ready to apply? Start your application.

Apply now

At any time you can request information about your program of interest to stay up to date on MLFTC news and events.

You’re admitted. Now what?

Visit My ASU for your personalized to-do list. Tasks may include:

  1. Pay your enrollment deposit
  2. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Confirm your housing
  4. Sign up for new student orientation

Visit My ASU

Find more enrollment information, including the Sun Devil Starter Kit, on the ASU admitted student webpage.

Living in a residential community

All first-year students are encouraged to live on campus in a residential college community — a distinct feature that places students together based on academic major. Living on campus is a great way to make the most of university life, expand your perspective and deepen your college experience. MLFTC students live on campus in one of four residence halls. Take a look to learn about specific amenities, floor plans, staff and rates for each hall:

Reserve your housing

The MLFTC difference

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    MLFTC Learning Communities

Get to know education students in a variety of majors through MLFTC learning communities, a group of biweekly classes you’ll take together during your first year. Made up of small groups of education students, peer leaders and full-time professors, these communities provide you with a personalized level of support as you learn and grow, and create your path through college.

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    Peer mentoring

As a first-year student, you’ll be assigned to a peer mentor — a sophomore, junior or senior to guide you in areas such as community building, academic success and overall well-being.

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    Student Success Team

No two students are the same. We get it. It’s why our Student Success Team is tailored to support and meet your individual goals and needs.

You’ll have access to:

  • Financial coaching: Financial literacy information and resources to help you pay for college.
  • Wellness coaching: Support for finding balance, pursuing self-care and more.
  • Career development: Coaching on career planning, internships and resume writing.
  • Academic support: Coaching in writing and math; help with time management, study skills and identifying study abroad opportunities.

Meet the team

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    Join a club

MLFTC clubs are available to all education majors. Consider joining one of these organizations:

  • Teachers College Council: Receive professional development and networking opportunities and take part in community service.
  • Emerging Educators: This club is service-based and focuses on giving you opportunities to serve in the community.
  • Teachers of the Future: Promotes personal, professional and social growth of education majors and students interested in the education field.

Upcoming events

October 27, 2020


Meet with Professor Amy Papacek, who will introduce you to the important work of special educators.

October 27, 2020


As national demographics continue to diversify, the demand for educators who can support and develop multilingual students

October 27, 2020


Join this session led by admission counselors to learn how you can prepare for the world’s most important profession by be