2U Partners with the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education to Deliver Online Graduate Degrees in School Counseling and in Library and Information Science
DENVER and LANHAM, Md. – January 25, 2018 – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) today announced a new partnership with the University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education. The launch of Morgridge College of Education Online, which will offer both a Master of Arts in School Counseling and a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), represents a new Domestic Graduate Program for 2U.
“Our new partnership with 2U will allow Morgridge College of Education to expand on our mission of training the next generation of educational leaders, locally and beyond. A skilled school counselor can have a positive and transformational impact on the life of a student, and a passionate expert on library and information science can empower individuals and communities by enhancing their access and exposure to education and knowledge,” said Karen Riley, University of Denver Morgridge College of Education Dean.
The MA in School Counseling is an interdisciplinary offering focused on counseling and child development. The degree will prepare students to serve as school counselors supporting children, young adults, and families in their educational and mental health goals. Students will also apply what they learn through hands-on internships in schools within their communities.
The MLIS is focused on the study of 21st century informational science and data management skills needed to evaluate, manage, and adapt to technological change. Rooted in both theory and practice, the degree will provide a combination of practical knowledge, cross-disciplinary learning, and hands-on opportunities to empower students to use information and data in ways that better the world. Graduates can pursue careers as archivists, data managers, librarians, digital collections specialists, web designers, and more. Students will also have the option to attend in-person gatherings, called immersions, with classmates and faculty.
Both online degrees will match the quality and rigor of the university’s current on-campus offerings. Students will attend live weekly courses taught by University of Denver faculty and engage with interactive course content which will also be available through a mobile platform.
The Morgridge College of Education is the third school at the University of Denver to partner with 2U, following the Graduate School of Social Work and Daniels Graduate College of Business. Classes for the MLIS degree will begin in April 2019 and classes for the MA in School Counseling will begin in September 2019.
University of Denver Morgridge School of Education
About DU’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE): MCE is a graduate college of education dedicated to creating positive change by unleashing the power of learning. The college infuses social justice, diversity and inclusion across its 22 advanced degrees in higher ed, teacher prep, public policy, special ed, counseling psychology, research methods, and information science.
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Lori Westermann, MCE
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