Master of Arts in Teaching
In partnership with the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and Teach for America
As a student in this program, you'll come to Marian University through one of our two program partners.
- Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF) is affiliated with The New Teacher Project (TNTP), whose mission is to ensure low-income students in high-need schools have access to highly effective teachers. If accepted to ITF's program, you'll learn the fundamentals of teaching, mastering critical skills by practicing in real classrooms with real students. You'll get intensive classroom experience, expert coaching from master teachers, and personalized training. Learn more at tntpteaching fellows.org/Indianapolis.
- Teach for America (TFA) recruits remarkable, diverse individuals who are not traditionally trained teachers and who want to teach in low-income communities. In exchange for committing to teach for two years, TFA corps members are hired by partner public schools. For details, go to indianapolis.teachforamerica.org.
Why choose the Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Marian?
Marian is committed to training K-12 teachers who are exceptionally proficient in student instruction, skilled in classroom management, prepared to build relationships with diverse students and families, and passionate about the power of education to change their communities.
This two-year program provides you with the coursework, guidance, mentoring, and hands-on teaching experience you need to become an effective teacher who is prepared to develop innovative solutions that address the educational challenges of the world in which we live.
You will select one of these tracks on which to concentrate your studies:
- Elementary education
- Exceptional needs
- Secondary education
- Early childhood education
What will you study?
Over the course of your studies, you will complete a six-semester, structured curriculum focused on increasing teaching knowledge, developing instructional strategies, building classroom management techniques, and acquiring related skills for success.
Classroom-based observations during the school year will focus on delivery of curriculum through instruction, assessment of student learning, and cultural competency.
Among the subjects you'll study in our 36-credit core are:
- Child development and observation
- Second language learning
- Principles and problems of early and middle childhood education
- Best practices in language and expressive arts
- Fundamentals of classroom research
You'll complete 12 credit hours of courses in elementary education, exceptional needs, secondary education, or early childhood education, depending on which track you choose.
In addition, you'll complete a seven-credit teaching internship.
For more details, including course descriptions and degree requirements, please review the current Marian University graduate course catalog.
To be eligible for admission to this program, you must have:
- A bachelor's degree or higher from regionally accredited institution
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00
- Official academic transcripts from every college and/or university that you've attended.
Basic Academic Skills Proficiency
Prospective students are no longer required to earn a minimum score on the SAT, ACT, GRE, or CASA to be considered for admission into the Transition to Teaching or Master of Arts in Teaching programs at Marian University.
However, prospective students must demonstrate proficiency in basic academic skills. Marian University requires you to submit one of the assessments listed below. (Applicants are not required to earn a minimum score for admission. ALL applications will be considered).
- Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA)
- Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test
- Earned Master’s degree with Official Transcript
To apply for admission