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Martin University
Teachers Prep Program
"Martin Strong and Classroom Ready"

Teachers Education Program


Martin University’s Teacher Prep Program (TPP) for highly qualified urban teachers' training and licensing is focused on educating and serving children in preschool through sixth grade. This teacher preparation program is unique in the traditional teacher preparation landscape. Grounded in the multitude of research studies that demonstrate the importance of early childhood education in urban neighborhoods that endure ongoing poverty and lack of resources pose. 


Martin’s program will build on our current Early Childhood Education program and develop teachers who understand both the developmental and educational needs of preschool children and the ongoing needs and expectations of children in elementary grades. This conceptual framework emphasizes knowledge and service to develop teachers who effectively serve urban communities through an education that encompasses research and best practices in child development, early childhood education, elementary education, and culturally responsive teaching methods.

Mission: As Indiana’s only Predominantly Black Institution of Higher Education, Martin University educates and develops diverse workforce-ready students in an inclusive, supportive, and collegiate environment.

Vision: Elevate the landscape of education while providing transformative opportunities, inclusive support, and service to our communities.

Martin University’s TPP faculty will provide you with multi-layered guidance to help you enroll in our program:

  • Information sessions

  • One-on-One advising

  • Benchmark Checklists

  • Pathway Outlines

  • Teacher licensure support


Upon acceptance to the Teacher Preparation Program, MU coordinates field experiences and placements at all levels specific to the educational programs in public, public charter, and private school settings. 

Our School of Education (SOE) Student Handbook and Course Catalog are here.

If you are ready to complete Benchmark I of our program and have the minimum 34 college credit hours to begin the process, please email Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson, Lead Faculty of the Teacher Prep Program, at

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