Edited by Susan Sullivan | January 11, 2018
The commitment to prepare exceptional educators has been at the heart of Marian University for over 80 years.
From teaching in one-room rural school houses to using the latest technologies and tools in 21st century classrooms, preparing graduates who can respond to changing social and educational conditions is one of our top priorities.
In fact, education majors at Marian will experience one of the most innovative teacher preparation programs in the state and the nation when fall classes begin this year.
Why is Marian's education program different?
Our world needs teachers with the skills and leadership experience to transform their schools and communities, especially in high-need areas. So we redesigned our undergraduate program to provide future teachers with the tools they need for success.
Similar to programs at prestigious schools like Harvard University and New York University, Marian's new five-year program includes a one-year paid teaching residency. The residency will provide Marian students with mentoring and supervised training from highly successful teachers.
- The rigorous format includes courses delivered in an accelerated, eight-to-ten semester format. Upon graduation, students will earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree in education.
- Traditionally, education majors complete a four-year bachelor's degree, obtain state teaching licensure, and get on-the-job teaching experience for a few years. To advance their careers and pursue promotions, many wind up going back to school to earn a master's degree while working full-time. Not only does it takes two or three years to complete their master's degree, graduate courses can be costly.
- At Marian, undergraduate education majors will earn a master's degree in less time with less cost. And they will have the credential they need to advance their careers.
Other features our new program include: Coursework designed to build competency-based "master teacher" skills; early, frequent and varied classroom experience; and a required study-abroad course for a global perspective on best educational practices.
Let's take a look at the potential benefits
Depending on the state and school district in which you live, an M.A.in education will increase your salary between five and 14 percent in the first year.
- You can receive up to $17,000 in student loan forgiveness
A masters degree in education will prepare you for leadership positions like:
- Vice principal
- Department head
Be an agent for change
A masters degree in education will provide you with increased knowledge and the credentials to effect change in your classroom, creating a lasting and substantial impact on the educational attainment of children.
The one-year teacher-training residency is just one example of how Marian is planning to raise the bar in education for the next 80 years.
Apply to our education program today