Edgewood College, Madison College Expand Opportunities for Area Students
Madison, Wis. (May 12, 2017) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce the latest in a series of agreements with Madison College. New articulation agreements signed today will streamline the transition from Madison College to Edgewood College in three key academic areas.
Under the new agreement, graduates with degrees in Civil or Electrical Engineering or in Human Services from Madison College are guaranteed admission to Edgewood College. In as few as two additional years, these students may earn a degree in Physics (partnered with Civil or Electrical Engineering) or Sociology (partnered with Human Services). Through the new Elementary Education pathway, students can complete the Associate of Arts or Sciences degree at Madison College and be on an efficient path to licensure in the elementary school setting.
“These programs in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, Education, and Human Services are areas where our communities need qualified and talented graduates,” Dr. Scott Flanagan (above seated on the right), President of Edgewood College said. “We are grateful to our partners who are joining us here today, who are committed to providing expanded access to meaningful educational experiences.”
“These pathways are going to be beneficial for our students, and it’s going to increase our ability to serve students in our community,” Dr. Jack E. Daniels, President of Madison College said. “If you think about these agreements, and the opportunities students will have to access financial aid, scholarships, other Madison College partnerships – those elements help our students. Especially those students who previously may have had an economic barrier to coming to our colleges. We will be impacting not just economic development, not just our workforce, but the community.”
“Faculty at both institutions have worked together in the true spirit of partnership to provide these efficient pathways for our students,” Christine Benedict, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Edgewood College said. “We believe that together we will be able to serve some of Dane County’s needs in the high-demand areas of Education, STEM and Human Services. Our students will be well prepared for meaningful personal and professional lives and with our helpful pathways, they’ll be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in as few as two years following their time at Madison College.”