Program Changes

June 5, 2012

UNI is invested in your future, and we are making strategic changes to protect and strengthen the university. In addition, UNI has a responsibility to our students, their parents and taxpayers to be good stewards of our financial resources. UNI is restructuring some academic programs and closing those with low enrollment. These changes will make UNI stronger than ever.

Within the College of Education, we’re only closing one of our undergraduate major programs: health education - teaching. The health minor is still available for students seeking licensure in health education, however.

Only three of our undergraduate minor programs are closing: dance, youth services administration and special education - teaching (this generic special education minor actually closed seven years ago.)

The following special education minors remain open:

  • Early childhood special education
  • Instructional strategist I K-8
  • Instructional strategist I 5-12
  • Instructional strategist II
  • Visual impairment 

On the graduate level, only two programs are closing: education of the gifted master of arts in education (M.A.E.) and middle level education: content specialization M.A.E.

All of our other undergraduate and graduate programs remain strong and open to new students.