Invest in the Academy - Creating Leaders in Education

Where others see problems, we see opportunity

Every child deserves a quality education that will help them succeed in the 21st Century. But many of our schools are failing to prepare students to meet the demands of a global society. At the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership, we are preparing teachers and principals to confront and solve complex challenges in today’s educational institutions.

Preparing future leaders

We strive to be one of the top 10 school leadership programs in the United States and are well on our way. We are developing school leaders to enact substantial improvements in student learning. 

Supporting Indiana schools

Beyond forming and preparing principals, Marian University supports Indiana schools by assisting educational leaders with mentorships and consulting services, including:

  • Public, private, parochial, and charter school evaluations,
  • Leadership exploration and preparation for aspiring school leaders,
  • NASA and STEM training and professional development for Indiana teachers, and
  • Recruiting local business and education leaders to form Community Assets United for School Excellence (CAUSE) Councils, a strategy for uniting and organizing community resources around student success.

Measuring success

If leaders aren’t effectively creating that positive school culture for their teachers, students, and communities, it is likely that schools will fail and students will suffer.

We are committed to ensuring that our program effects change in Indiana schools. That’s why we are collaborating with Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) to examine current exemplary processes, identify areas for improvement, and correlate student achievement data in building where the academy’s graduates are, or have been, in the position of principal and/or school head.

For more information

Contact Kenith Britt, Ph.D. at or (317) 955-6209.

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