University of New Haven cutting grad programs in education

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The University of New Haven has announced it’s phasing out its graduate education programs due to low enrollment.

The university sent out the following statement to students and staff explaining the situation and what this means for students enrolled in the program.

“The University of New Haven announced today that it has agreed to a partnership with Fairfield University that will make it possible for UNH students to earn their teaching credentials and master’s degrees in education at Fairfield.

Under the partnership, UNH will continue to enroll new students in its master’s degree and sixth-year certificate programs through August 2015. Currently enrolled graduate education students will be able to complete their studies and earn their degrees at UNH. Seniors in the University’s Four Plus One program also will have the opportunity to enroll in the graduate program. Those who not have completed their degrees by December 2016 will complete their studies at Fairfield.

First-year students, sophomores and juniors in the Four Plus One program will complete their bachelor’s degrees at the University of New Haven and then be eligible to pursue master’s degrees at Fairfield University.

The Four Plus One program makes it possible for qualified students to complete their bachelor’s degrees in four years and then earn a master’s degree in education and teacher certification in a fifth year.

The memorandum of understanding between the two private institutions was reached as the University of New Haven announced plans to phase out its graduate education programs by December 2016.

Today’s announcement does not affect any other graduate program offered by the University of New Haven.”

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