Where others see problems, we see opportunity
Every child deserves a quality education that will help them succeed in the 21st Century. But many of our
schools are failing to prepare students to meet the demands of a global society. At the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership, we are preparing teachers and principals to confront and solve complex challenges in today’s educational institutions.
Preparing future leaders
We strive to be one of the top 10 school leadership programs in the
United States and are well on our way. We are developing school leaders
to enact substantial improvements in student learning.
Supporting Indiana schools
Beyond forming and preparing principals, Marian University supports
Indiana schools by assisting educational leaders with mentorships and
consulting services, including:
- Public, private, parochial, and charter school evaluations,
- Leadership exploration and preparation for aspiring school leaders,
- NASA and STEM training and professional development for Indiana teachers, and
- Recruiting local business and education leaders to form Community Assets United for School Excellence (CAUSE) Councils, a strategy for uniting and organizing community resources around student success.
If leaders aren’t effectively creating that positive school culture for their
teachers, students, and communities, it is likely that schools will fail and
students will suffer.
We are committed to ensuring that our program effects change in
Indiana schools. That’s why we are collaborating with Johns Hopkins
University Graduate School of Education’s Center for Research and
Reform in Education (CRRE) to examine current exemplary processes,
identify areas for improvement, and correlate student achievement data
in building where the academy’s graduates are, or have been, in the
position of principal and/or school head.