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, you’ll find one of our faculty members in your school ready to problem-solve and move forward with you. Those are just a few of the reasons 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.

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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 paying your enrollment deposit and completing ASU’s New Student Experience, which includes three steps:

  1. ASU Essentials
    • Be sure to fill out your academic advising worksheet as thoroughly as possible to help your academic advisor plan your fall schedule of classes.
  2. Academic Orientation Session — this is the live session hosted by MLFTC that all students are required to attend.
    • Your advisor will enroll you in classes before you attend this session.
  3. ASU Ready

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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:

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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:

  • Champions of Hope: Designed to equip future educators with the knowledge and willpower to recognize, support and advocate for diverse students in K–12 classrooms.
  • Emerging Educators: This club is service-based and focuses on giving you opportunities to serve in the community.
  • Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society in Education.
  • Teachers College Council: Receive professional development and networking opportunities and take part in community service.
  • Teachers of the Future: Promotes personal, professional and social growth of education majors and students interested in the education field.

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