Edinboro announces programs set for moratorium

Category:  News
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 at 2:14 PM

Edinboro University has released the final list of programs to be placed into moratorium. This followed an extensive program review at the university, and the list began at around 85 potential program cuts.  

For students, and according to Provost Dr. Michael Hannan, “What that (moratorium) basically says is that you can't put any new students into a program, but any student who is already in that program, they would continue until they’re done or they change their major.” 

The university’s offerings through the education department will take the biggest hit. Secondary Education: Physics (1 enrolled), Special Education: Autism (9 enrolled), Special Education 7-12 (7 enrolled) will all be placed into moratorium because of low enrollment. It’s noted that with special education, the Master of Education will continue, along with “the track in Behavior Management.” 

Three of Edinboro’s fast-track teaching certifications will also be placed into moratorium: Music (0 enrolled), Physics (1 enrolled) and Special Education (2 enrolled). 

Two of the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership programs will also be discontinued: Social Studies (0 enrolled) and Online Instruction (0 enrolled). According to the university, “The broader Teacher Leadership degree program will continue.” 

Here is the full list of programs to be discontinued, with included fall 2020 headcount. PASSHE uses “program” as a catch-all term; this could mean a full degree, a concentration, or a track. 

  • Conflict Management (Graduate Certificate)  
    0 ENROLLED 

  • Teaching certification: Music                                                                                        
    0 ENROLLED 

  • Teacher Leadership: Social Studies 
    0 ENROLLED 

  • Teacher Leadership: Online Instruction                           
    0 ENROLLED 

  • Secondary Education: Physics                                                  
    1 ENROLLED 

  • Teaching certification: Physics                                                                                  
    1 ENROLLED 

  • Teaching certification: Special Education 7-12                                                        
    2 ENROLLED 

  • History: Comprehensive History                                             
    3 ENROLLED 

  • Physics                                                                                       
    3 ENROLLED 

  • Data Analytics                                                                              
    5 ENROLLED
    Note: According to the university, they will “investigate creating a track within the BS (Bachelor of Science) Mathematics degree in this area.

  • Geographic Information Science                                        
    6 ENROLLED 

  • Health and Wellness Studies                                                     
    6 ENROLLED 

  • Cooperative Engineering Physics                                             
    7 ENROLLED 

  • Special Education 7-12                                                             
    7 ENROLLED 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement                           
    7 ENROLLED
    Note: The Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement (8854) program is an endorsement for recognition by the PA Department of Education (PDE), not a degree or certificate.

  • Anthropology                                                                          
    8 ENROLLED
    Note: According to the university, anthropology will be one area where the planned university integration — Edinboro, California and Clarion — may lead to additional opportunities.

  • Anthropology: Forensic Anthropology                                   
    9 ENROLLED 

  • Special Education: Autism                                                         
    9 ENROLLED 

  • Web/Mobile Application Development                                  
    10 ENROLLED 

  • International Business                                                             
    13 ENROLLED
    Note: According to the university, the overall Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration degree program offers “multiple other areas of specialization that integrate international aspects of business.” This is a cut of a specific track.

  • Environmental Studies                                                            
    30 ENROLLED
    Note: According to the university, Edinboro will continue to offer "two other programs in environment science, one in environmental biology (focused on plants and animals), and one in environmental geology (focused on ground and water issues)."

Kimberly Firestine is the Executive Editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at edinboro.spectator@gmail.com.

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