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State Recognition for Marian College Licensure Programs - 6/24/2009

On May 6, 2009, the Indiana State Board of Education, along with Tony Bennett, the superintendent of public instruction, recognized several of Marian College’s licensure programs as part of the Spotlight on Learning Award.

Programs recognized include:

  • Teach for America, a national program that selects outstanding college graduates to commit two years to teaching in low-income communities. In September 2007, Teach for America partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Marian College.
  • Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF), a branch of The New Teacher Project, a nationally recognized transition to the teaching program for professionals who want to teach math, science, Spanish, or mild interventions. ITF students teach in underserved Indianapolis schools while taking education courses at Marian College.
  • ACTION, or Assisted Certification for Teachers through Integrated Onsite/Online Networking, a program for professionals to seek initial licensure or an additional licensure through Marian College’s School of Education.

“Innovative programs like these are helping to attract motivating and talented teachers to our schools,” said Bennett. “There are few things more important in the lives of children than inspired and inspiring teachers.”

For more information about education programs at Marian College, visit the Marian College School of Education web site or contact Patricia Stewart at or 317.955.6089.