Learning Assistant Program
East Carolina University’s STEM Collaborative for Research in Education (CoRE) has piloted a Learning Assistant (LA) program for key gateway STEM courses. The program is built upon a model introduced in 2001 at the University of Colorado – Boulder and is implemented at more than 100 institutions internationally.
Students Helping Students
Learning Assistants (LAs) encourage active student learning, generate interest in STEM K-12 teacher recruitment, reinforce knowledge in their subject area, and network with faculty and students in their discipline.