Teachers and school leaders from 12 schools are eligible for tuition assistance
Marian University’s Fred S. Klipsch Educators College and The Mind Trust are partnering to significantly reduce the cost of teacher and school leader licensure programs. To increase the number of licensed teachers and school leaders, the partnership will help cover two-thirds of the cost of two leadership licensure programs and five teacher licensure programs.
“The current Indiana teacher shortage comes at a time when students need high-quality educators more than ever. Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College partnership with The Mind Trust aims to slow that trend by helping to remove financial barriers to licensure,” said LaTonya Turner, Ph.D., Dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College at Marian University.
Supporting pathways to licensure for teachers
To increase the number of licensed teachers, tuition assistance will be offered for the following programs:
● Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
● Master of Arts, SPED Mild Interventions (MAED)
● Transition to Teaching (T2T) - Elementary
● Transition to Teaching (T2T) - Secondary
● Transition to Teaching (T2T) - SPED Mild Interventions
All candidates are expected to apply for and be accepted into Klipsch Educators College program and complete all necessary application processes including, but not limited to, completing a FAFSA, program application, submitting transcripts, letters of
recommendation, and background check. The above programs also require successful passing scores on state assessments for licensure.
Supporting pathways to licensure for school leaders
To increase the number of licensed school leaders, tuition assistance will be offered for the following programs:
● Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (M.A.)
● Building Level Administration (BLA) Program
All candidates must hold a current professional teaching license and are expected to apply for and be accepted into Klipsch Educators College program and complete all necessary application processes. Leadership licensure programs require successful passing scores on state assessments to receive Indiana state licensure.
The Klipsch Educators College education programs blend the latest instructional and leadership methods with best teaching and training practices to build quality teachers and leaders. The mission-driven Klipsch Educators College is recognized for educating next-generation teachers and educational leaders who consistently achieve exemplary learning outcomes for all students.
“The Mind Trust is committed to supporting the growth and development of teachers and school leaders who can make a difference in the lives of Indianapolis students,” said Kelli Marshall, Senior Vice President of Schools at The Mind Trust. “We are proud to partner with the Klipsch Educators College to build a high-quality pathway to teaching and school leadership careers.”
Teachers and school leaders at 12 schools are eligible for tuition assistance:
● BELIEVE CIrcle City High School
● Christel House Academy South
● Christel House Academy West
● Christel House Watanabe High School
● Christel House DORS Adult High School
● Emmerich Manual High School
● GEO Next Generation High School
● Herron Riverside High School
● KIPP Indy College Prep Middle
● KIPP Indy Legacy High
● KIPP Indy Unite Elementary
● Victory College Prep
The Mind Trust and Marian University hope to grow the program to serve more schools in future years.
Applications for Spring 2023 open on Tuesday, August 16 and close on Thursday, December 1. To apply, visit marian.edu/apply-now. To learn more about the teacher and school leader licensure programs, interested applicants can visit marian.edu/educatorscollege or contact Marlon Llewellyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-955-6325.