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Supporting beginning Catholic school educators through service & teaching

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.

Lalanne 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. 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, and is named in honor of Marianist Brother Father Jean Baptiste Lalanne.

Lalanne by the numbers


Lalanne program alumni


Lalanne alumni who are still in education


Lalanne alumni who serve in Catholic schools

Mission & vision

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

Support Lalanne

Every gift, regardless of size, makes an impact on the work of the Lalanne program. Please take a moment to help us provide support and resources for beginning Catholic school educators. Thank you!

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UCCE member

Lalanne is a proud member of the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE), a partnership of university programs joined by the common mission to train teachers for Catholic schools around the United States.

UCCE info


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