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