Laboratory schools function in connection with colleges of education to immerse teacher candidates in real classrooms. The lab school at UL Lafayette will create a space for teachers and administrators to try out new and innovative pedagogy, modeling a stance toward continuous and deliberate improvement of one’s own professional practice. The concept invites students, teachers, teacher candidates, researchers, UL faculty, and administrators to never stop learning, improving, and pushing our practice forward for the sake of student growth and fulfillment.
As a laboratory for educational innovation, it is our duty and privilege to share our learnings with other schools and educators. As a part of our mission to advance educational equity and innovation to all Louisiana students, we are committed to forming and maintaining working relationships with area schools as we work together for the children of our shared community and state.