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May 9, 2012

UA Classes Begin in Downtown Chandler

CHANDLER, Ariz.  – Class is in session for the University of Arizona at its Downtown Chandler campus this month.  The inaugural program opens Friday, May 18 at the Chandler Community Center.  Over 30 students will be enrolled this summer at UA Chandler.

In the first year Master’s degrees and Graduate Certificates will be offered in Education and Management Information Systems. The initial University programs include the MASTER -IP program, which provides middle and high school STEM teachers with business/industry internships combined with a MA degree. Business sponsors of internships for the first cohort include the Salt River Project, Sundt Construction, Orbital Sciences, Piper Plastics, Inc. and Freeport McMoRan.

“This collaborative partnership will assist the City as it continues to develop a highly educated workforce,” said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “The University of Arizona programs are going to help create invaluable relationships between Chandler businesses and the education community.”

University officials view this as an opportunity to develop new and innovative pathways to provide students across the state with access to UA academic program