Fairfield Partners with University of New Haven for Graduate Education Programs
Fairfield University is exploring a partnership with the University of New Haven (UNH) that will make it possible for UNH students to earn their teaching credentials and master’s degrees in education at Fairfield’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP).
The collaboration stems from the decision by UNH to phase out its graduate education programs by December 2016.
According to the memo of understanding between the institutions, 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 UNH's Four Plus One program also will have the opportunity to enroll in the UNH graduate program. Those who have not completed their degrees by December 2016 will complete their studies at Fairfield.
“We are delighted to work with our colleagues at the University of New Haven to provide their students with an option to join the teaching profession,” said Bob Hannafin, dean of GSEAP. “UNH has a very student centered program that has produced excellent teachers for many years. We look forward to this collaboration.”
First-year students, sophomores and juniors in UNH’s Four Plus One program will complete their bachelor’s degrees there and then be eligible to apply to the master’s program 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 at Fairfield.