Welcome to the Lalanne Program at the University of Dayton

As a teacher in the Lalanne program at the University of Dayton, you'll benefit from two years of mentored teaching experience while also earning your master's degree (we offer more than 10 options).

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Our teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in an under-resourced Catholic school and live together in a faith-based community, while pursuing professional and spiritual/personal development.

We specialize in supporting you, a beginning Catholic school educator, by combining service and teaching. Our focus on Education majors, along with the support of the University of Dayton's nationally recognized Department of Teacher Education, creates this unique opportunity for teachers. You'll learn not only from your professors, community members and mentors, but from your own students as you navigate the joys and challenges of your first and second years of teaching.

Lalanne is an initiative of the Center for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton. It is named in honor of Marianist Brother Father Jean Baptiste Lalanne.

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Video: Our teachers in action

Follow along with a first-year teacher and second-year teacher as they attend master's classes, live in community and make a difference in the lives of children:

Learn more: Lalanne program partners talk about Lalanne (videos) >>

Mission & vision

  • Mission: We foster learning communities to nurture teachers as they discern their Catholic vocation.
  • Vision: Be a recognized leader in forming life-long Catholic School educators for Ohio and beyond.

Did you know? Lalanne has had more than 190 graduates since the program began with the 1999-2000 school year; 89% are still in education, and 83% of those still serve in Catholic schools.


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Lalanne Program

Fitz Hall 652 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2967