Penn State York in the 1990s
Penn State York’s many partnerships in the community and work with the City of York helped bring about growth in the size of the campus. In 1990, a generous donation of thirty-three acres of land by the City of York increased the campus size three-fold bringing it to more than fifty acres.
In June 1991, the campus dedicated another new facility, a computer and
In 1994, the Focused Master's Degree in Education, Major in Teaching and Curriculum, began in York through a partnership with Penn State Harrisburg. The program, built with the input of teachers and district superintendents, provides a course of study designed to enhance the skills of K-12 teachers in York County. Through this program teachers learn the latest research, theory and practice; integrate current theory and research into the classroom; prepare to meet new Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations; pursue professional development goals; address their district’s staff development and strategic planning goals; and learn to manage change effectively. In 2002, the program boasted an enrollment of 447 teachers and 260 teachers have graduated and earned their degrees. The success of this program has helped change the face of education in York County .
On July 1, 1997, Penn State's Commonwealth Educational System (the administrative unit previously responsible for oversight of the University's