Master of Arts in Teaching
Teacher Leadership Program
In partnership with two national education programs, Teach For America and Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, the Master of Arts in Teaching –Teacher Leadership Program provides teacher candidates with state licensure coursework and the ability to earn the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. As a part of the two-year commitment, teacher candidates are placed in high-need schools and subject areas throughout Indianapolis public and charter schools. In 2013, the Teacher Leadership program currently serves 270 teachers in over 50 schools throughout central Indiana.
Upon acceptance, prospective teachers undertake a two-year program that begins with a summer institute and includes a five-semester, structured curriculum designed to give new teachers the knowledge, instructional strategies, classroom management techniques, and dispositions they will need to be successful in the classroom. Classroom-based observations during the school year will focus on delivery of curriculum through instruction, assessment of student learning, and cultural competency.
- An undergraduate degree or higher,
- A transcript review,
- Successful passage of Indiana teacher licensure exams
About Teach For America
Teach For America was founded in 1990 by Princeton graduate Wendy Kopp with a mission to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting newly trained teachers to serve in low-income school districts. Teach For America now serves over 26 urban and rural communities with 5,000 corps members.
About Indianapolis Teaching Fellows
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows is a partnership between Indianapolis area districts and charter schools, and The New Teacher Project (TNTP), a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap by ensuring that high-need students get outstanding teachers. Founded by teachers in 1997, TNTP partners with school districts and states to implement scalable responses to their most acute teacher quality challenges. Since its inception, TNTP has trained or hired approximately 43,000 teachers, benefiting an estimated 7 million students nationwide. It has established more than 75 programs and initiatives in 31 states and published four seminal studies on urban teacher hiring and school staffing.
Erika Wise, M.Ed.
Director of Teach For America at Marian University
Robert Kitchens, M.A.T.
Director of Indianapolis Teaching Fellows at Marian University