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The eligibility criteria for the Black Teacher Residency align, in large part, with the requirements of our state licensing higher education partner, Marian University’s Klipsch Educators College.  The initial criterion is that they identify as Black, in addition to the following criteria: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree (conferred by June 1, 2024) with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale

  • Submission of official transcripts

  • Completed Admissions requirement by Marian University Klipsch College of Education

  • Meet all legal eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

  • Pass a criminal background check. 

  • Not currently holding a professional teaching certificate from any state; conditional, emergency, substitute, and temporary certificates and licenses expired for 3 or more years are acceptable.

Prospective students are no longer required to earn a minimum score on the SAT, ACT, GRE, or Praxis to be considered for admission into the Transition to Teaching or Master of Arts in Teaching programs at Marian University.

However, prospective students must demonstrate proficiency in basic academic skills. Marian University requires you to submit one of the assessments listed below. (Applicants are not required to earn a minimum score for admission. ALL applications will be considered).

  • ACT

  • SAT

  • GRE

  • Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Test

  • Earned Master’s degree with Official Transcript

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