The institute seeks to increase the number of high-quality in-school and out-of-school educational activities for children.
The La Salle STEM Enrichment Summer Camp
Each year the education department supports an enrichment camp. Graduate students fulfill their field work requirements by teaching in the three-week inclusion camp. Campers from across the region learn together, explore the many connections of across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Program partners include Writers Matter. Need-based scholarships are available.
Through a PA Smart Advancing grant from the PA Department of Education, La Salle will support teachers in a yearlong professional development connecting inquiry based instruction to careers in STEM fields. The grant also offers instructional supplies, a lending library, classroom-career connections, and camp scholarship for area students.
Pathways to Careers in Education
The Education department encourages the pursuit of teaching as a career including outreach to schools through dual enrollment in education courses as well as and support for community-centered organizations focused on teacher recruitment and retention.