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Aug 21, 2017

2U Partners With the University of Dayton to Offer a Suite of Online Graduate Degrees in Education and Health Sciences

DAYTON, Ohio and LANHAM, Md., Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), recently announced a new partnership with the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) to offer a suite of online graduate degrees for advancing professionals across the country.

This partnership includes three degree offerings and represents a new Domestic Graduate Program (DGP) for 2U.

  • Master of Science in Education Leadership (MSE): Students will learn essential leadership tools to succeed in today's educational climate. The online MSE will consist of a 30-credit curriculum that provides insight into the most pressing issues facing educators in diverse communities. Students will have the option to add on coursework required for principal licensure, with an additional 12-credit hours totaling 42 credits. Interested students should have evidence of teaching experience under a standard teaching certificate, and be particularly interested in leadership in K-12 settings. The MSE is expected to launch in May 2018.

  • Doctor of Education in Education Leadership (Ed.D.): This new degree has a leadership focus designed for educators, government officials and non-profit administrators who wish to gain advanced educational leadership skills to develop practical solutions to today's organizational challenges. The offering consists of 50 credit hours. This is a new degree for the university and will launch pending university and accreditor approvals.

  • Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MS): Students will obtain tools and credentials needed to effectively meet the diverse behavioral needs of students of all ages, through the implementation of behavioral and analytic interventions. The program includes the requisite practicum hours for real-time observation and application needed to gain eligibility for certification. Upon program completion, graduates are prepared to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certification exam. This is a new degree for the university and will launch pending university and accreditor approvals.

"Students will gain essential tools to succeed in today's educational environments and serve effectively as K-12 school leaders. Our new program will reach hundreds of education practitioners across the country, who are dedicated to Dayton's mission of building resilient learning communities based on inclusion, social justice and collaboration," said Paul H. Benson, Ph.D., Provost of the University of Dayton. "In order to continue to thrive, we believe in the need to be on the leading edge of integrated and emerging technologies. 2U is an ideal partner for us in this mission, and we look forward to working together to advance the way educators learn and teach."

Each degree offered within SEHS will match the quality of the university's current on-campus offerings. Students will attend weekly courses through live online classes accessed through a highly interactive and mobile online campus.

About University of Dayton
The University of Dayton is a top-tier national, Catholic research university and the largest private university in Ohio. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), the University is characterized by the Marianist educational philosophy of learning in community, welcoming all, serving others, intellectual curiosity and academic rigor, to foster servant-leaders who connect learning with leadership and service. Visit

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit

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Meagan Pant
University of Dayton

Jemila Woodson
2U, Inc.

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