Organization name: Marian University

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: 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 Klipsch Educators College has adopted a fresh approach to teacher education that’s transforming schools throughout the United States: – Klipsch College offers a five-year program with a one-year residency similar to those at Harvard University and New York University. When choosing this pathway and fulfilling the requirements, students will graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education. – The residency includes a one-year paid teaching and mentoring experience during which students receive additional supervised training to connect with K-12 students in high-need schools. It includes a paid master’s degree PLUS a residency stipend. – Courses are delivered in an accelerated, eight- to ten-semester format. Learning outcomes are focused on building competency-based master skills. – Students receive early, frequent, and varied classroom experience, including post-graduate mentoring from a master teacher for up to one year. – For a global perspective on best educational practices, students will have an opportunity to study abroad in high-performing schools. The Klipsch Educators College program recognizes high-achieving high school graduates who enter Marian with AP credit, dual credit, and/or who take summer courses. These may be applied to accelerate the program under the guidance an assigned academic adviser. – Marian helps students graduate with little to no student debt.
Success Metrics: The Klipsch Educators College recruits a talented, diverse student population. The average New Student high school GPA is 3.675, the average SAT score is 1137, and over the past three years 25-34% of new students recruited identify as a minority. Marian University partners with local, high-need school districts (Perry Township Schools, MSD Decatur Township and Beech Grove City Schools) and a number of local charter schools (Phalen Leadership Academy, Purdue Polytechnic High School, Cold Spring School) to place Klipsch Educators College teaching residents. Marian hopes that Klipsch Educators College graduates will ultimately seek placement in these same high-need schools upon graduation. In Spring of 2021, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation announced that the Klipsch Educators College is one of 60 providers from 26 states to receive accreditation for the educator preparation programs. The Klipsch Educators College has the highest retention rate of all divisions at Marian Unversity (94.5%).


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A


Annual Operating Cost: $9,488,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: N/A

Contact Information

Organization Name: Marian University
Website: https://www.marian.edu/educators-college
Respondents Name: LaTonya Turner
Email: lturner@marian.edu
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