The Learn to Mod FAQ section says:
"Is MinecraftEDU compatible with LearnToMod?"
"Because MinecraftEDU uses an out-dated version of Minecraft, LearnToMod is not compatible with the EDU version. It is likely that LearnToMod will also not be compatible with Microsoft’s new Teacher Edition of Minecraft, which is based on Pocket Edition."
"However, teachers who have already purchased MinecraftEDU licenses can download vanilla Minecraft from MinecraftEDU for free. As long as you download the vanilla Minecraft launcher, it will work with LearnToMod! See your MinecraftEdu purchase confirmation email for more information."
After consulting with Microsoft (entirely unhelpful) and Mojang (their only insight was that Minecraft & Minecraft Educational Edition are two different products) I am at a loss for figuring out how to take advantage of the Vanilla Minecraft download. I know the old version of MinecraftEdu used a similar launcher to the Minecraft launcher but Minecraft Education Edition no longer does. Does anyone have any experience with the process?