Program prepares Catholic School educators to be principals, administrators
May 12, 2015 (INDIANAPOLIS) – Marian University, a Catholic university serving 2,750 students in Indianapolis, announced today a partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville to offer a scholarship to a current teacher in a Louisville Catholic school. The scholarship covers full tuition for a program that prepares teachers to become principals and fill other openings in school administration. The scholarship recipient would have the option of taking classes in Jeffersonville, Indiana, or at the university’s main campus in Indianapolis.
Marian University is offering the scholarship for its Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Catholic Education. The degree is designed for currently licensed K-12 teachers who want to become administrators, including principals, in K-12 Catholic schools. The curriculum complements the Building Level Administrator license program already offered at Marian University, essentially allowing teachers to earn both the license and the master’s degree in a shorter amount of time. The entire program can be completed in 18-24 months.
“Thanks to a grant we received in 2014 from Duke Energy, we are partnering with Greater Clark County Schools in southern Indiana to offer our Building Level Administrator program and master’s degree in Educational Leadership onsite in Jeffersonville, Indiana” Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, director of the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership, said. “It seems like a perfect opportunity to expand the cohort to serve Catholic school teachers from Louisville who want to pursue the same degree, but with the specialized Concentration in Catholic Education. We’re so happy that the Archdiocese of Louisville has agreed to partner with us in announcing the scholarship, and in helping us select the recipient.”
Last year, more than 15 percent of Catholic schools in central Indiana had openings in administration. That trend is expected to continue, which is what prompted Marian University to offer the master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Catholic Education.
“We are grateful to Marian University for this scholarship opportunity for our teachers,” Leisa Schulz, superintendent of schools for the Louisville Archdiocese, said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to seek out and empower future leaders of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville. The program’s strong Catholic faith component, coupled with excellent leadership preparation, will strengthen our efforts to identify faith-filled and innovative leaders for our Catholic schools. We are very excited to begin this partnership with Marian University.”
For more information please contact Mark Apple at 317.955.6775 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership, its Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership with a Concentration in Catholic Education, and the scholarship, contact Sr. Jeanne Hagelskamp at email@example.com or at 317.955.6663.
About Marian University Indianapolis
Marian University (www.marian.edu), founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of nearly 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.
Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 30 national championships in cycling, in 2012 won the NAIA national championship in football, and was a national finalist in football in 2014.