Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College and The Mind Trust partner to provide tuition assistance for teacher and school leader licensure programs
INDIANAPOLIS – (August 16, 2022) – 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 Dr. LaTonya Turner, 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.
About Marian University Indianapolis
Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. As of 2021, Marian is serving more than 5,600 students, with nearly 4,200 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwestern rankings to be named #2 Most Innovative Regional University and #27 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, the 2019 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship, and nearly 50 USA Cycling national championships.
About The Mind Trust
The Mind Trust is an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit that works to build a system of schools that gives every student, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education. The Mind Trust does this by building a supportive environment for schools through policy and community engagement, empowering talented, diverse educators to launch new schools, and providing existing schools with the support they need to hire world-class talent and achieve excellence. Since 2006, The Mind Trust has supported the launch of 49 schools, 15 education nonprofit organizations, and has helped place more than 1,800 teachers and school leaders in Indianapolis classrooms.