On May 31, 2017, you’ll begin your commitment with a rigorous six-week pre-service training program. You will study proven teaching techniques that great teachers use every day to advance student learning and can expect to practice these techniques intensively, both with peers and with real students in summer-school classrooms.
Rather than overwhelming you with training that is a mile wide but an inch deep, our instructors and coaches will prepare you to teach by focusing first on mastery of foundational teaching skills before shifting to more advanced practices.
Outstanding local teachers will prepare you to raise student achievement by teaching you how to deliver the content your students must learn and to keep students focused and engaged in your lessons. You must demonstrate an emerging proficiency in these fundamental skills by the end of pre-service training to earn teaching eligibility for the fall.
A Typical Day During Pre-Service Training
Pre-service training is a full-time commitment, running from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each weekday. The program is extremely demanding and does not allow for absences. Fellows find that the training schedule is too intense for them to hold a separate job during the training period.
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Field Experience in an Indianapolis Summer-School Classroom
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch / Lesson Planning
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Skill-building Sessions and Responsive Coaching
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meetings / Lesson Planning
Pre-service training is scheduled from May 31 – July 13. You will receive more details as soon as the calendar and locations are finalized.
In May, to help you make the most of your summer-training experience, we’ll send you the Participant Handbook with more comprehensive information about Marian University, including details about tuition, certification requirements, yearlong training and ACE. The Handbook will also include more information on the summer schedule and logistics.
Orientation & Site Visits
You must attend a mandatory orientation webinar and in-person site visit in the weeks leading up to pre-service training. You will learn more about teaching and living in Indianapolis and effective instructional strategies. You will also be able to meet members of your cohort, alumni, staff, and other individuals working in education. Expect more information, including the dates of all sessions, early this spring.