NYU Steinhardt has partnered with 2U, Inc. to power and support Counseling@NYU. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online to qualified students everywhere.
In addition to NYU, 2U currently works with a number of leading US universities to support their online graduate programs, including the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2U supports undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs across the fields of counseling, education, social work, nursing, business, public administration, law, international affairs, public health, health care administration, and data science.
As part of our partnership, 2U provides the following services:
Students in our online master of arts in counseling programs access a virtual campus for their classes, course work, and networking. The platform, which is available from most Internet-enabled devices, is powered by 2U. The 2U approach is best described as No Back Row® and features an online classroom that brings students face-to-face for live class sessions. Program instruction is led by NYU’s faculty and is designed with intuitive, familiar features that foster connection and collaboration.
In preparation for live class discussions, students watch prerecorded content created by our faculty in collaboration with 2U content strategists. Together, professors and the 2U team develop content that is custom made for the online program, ensuring that all content takes advantage of the latest available technologies. 2U also provides NYU with video production services while NYU faculty members deliver all content.
Course content is not simply recorded lectures but an interactive learning experience. Course work includes video case studies, discussions between professors and real students, dynamic faculty presentations, and interactive elements in which professors can see students’ progress and leave comments and feedback leading up to the live class session.
We work with 2U to identify and reach the most qualified candidates across the country. 2U’s marketing and recruiting efforts support our goal of finding students who are most likely to succeed in the rigorous master of arts in counseling programs. 2U also provides an online application and application management system, which ensures a seamless process for applicants and for the NYU Steinhardt administrators who review candidates. As with all NYU programs, applications are reviewed by, and candidates receive a final admissions decision from, the NYU administration.
STUDENT AND FACULTY SUPPORT
2U prepares faculty to deliver classes and course materials on the online platform so that they are best able to use the tools available in the virtual classroom. 2U also offers orientation to all online students before classes begin. Dedicated support continues throughout the program with technical support available during every live session.
2U provides both NYU and our students with a dedicated placement team. Through technology-enabled services, this team works with our faculty to identify an appropriate internship site for each student based on his or her location. 2U’s placement support allows students to meet the hands-on training requirements of the MA in counseling programs without having to relocate.