19 - 20 April 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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Edinboro University was founded in 1857 as the Edinboro Academy, a private training school for Pennsylvania teachers. The school was funded and governed by the citizens of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, who paid just $200 for one acre and $3,200 to construct its lone two-story, six-room building, which still stands on EU’s campus as the remodeled Academy Hall. Joel Merriman was the Academy’s first principal.
In 1861, the Edinboro Academy affiliated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to become the second State Normal School in Pennsylvania, known as the Northwest State Normal School.
Purchased from the original stockholders by the state in 1914, the school was renamed Edinboro State Normal School. While a state normal school, Edinboro continued to educate much-needed teachers, and by 1927, with the advancement of academic programs to include liberal arts study, the school was renamed Edinboro State Teachers College.
Further development of the liberal arts to include degree programs outside the field of education resulted in Edinboro becoming Edinboro State College in 1960. Twenty-three years later, in 1983, Pennsylvania established the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth, of which Edinboro is part.
That same year, continued development of undergraduate liberal arts programs and advanced graduate degrees earned Edinboro university status.
Today, Edinboro University sits on 585 sprawling acres and has an additional 26-acre campus, Porreco College, in Erie, Pennsylvania. As led by President H. Fred Walker, it continues to develop and evolve as northwestern Pennsylvania’s largest university. The institution’s name has changed and its focus has expanded over the decades, but its core mission of challenging and supporting students in their pursuit of academic excellence remains constant.
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Distinguished by its focus on individual attention to student success, commitment to diversity, and responsiveness to the evolving needs of the broader community, Edinboro University provides the highest quality undergraduate, graduate and co-curricular education.
Edinboro University is committed to creating opportunities for intellectual and personal growth in an inclusive environment. We value excellence, curiosity, respect, responsibility, and integrity.
Edinboro University will be the first choice among students, employers, and the community for excellence in higher education.
Edinboro University’s online graduate programs in nursing and education are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation.
Edinboro's graduate nursing programs, offered in consortium with Clarion University, are ranked 43rd in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs. The rankings are based on faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, student engagement and admissions selectivity.
The programs, which include the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration area in family nurse practitioner and the new Doctor of Nursing Practice, place an emphasis on meeting a regional shortage of primary health care providers.
The University's graduate education programs also earned top-tier ranking for 2017 based on statistical information about admissions selectivity, student engagement, faculty credentials and training, and student services and technology. EU presently offers seven online master’s degree programs in education: Master of Art in Art Education, Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Master of Education in Middle & Secondary Instruction, Master of Education in Reading, and Master of Education in Special Education.
Additional U.S. News & World Report recognition for EU includes Best Graduate Schools ranking for programs in Rehabilitation Counseling (#53), Fine Arts (#157), Social Work (#198) and Speech-Language Pathology (#224).