UCCI bolsters ties with University of Miami

Access to postgraduate studies in education just got a little easier with the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between The University College of the Cayman Islands and The University of Miami Department of Teaching and Learning.

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UCCI campus. Photo: File

The agreement builds on 2008 Memorandum of Understanding with UM’s School of Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning that gave graduates of the UCCI Diploma in Education programme the opportunity to enter more advanced levels of study at UM.

Under the first agreement, applicants to the Department of Teaching and Learning who successfully completed the UCCI Diploma in Education were to be given full consideration for admission to UM.

The most recent agreement allows UCCI faculty of education graduates to move on to the Master of Science in education programme at UM starting in spring 2010.

Professors Walter Secada and Josh Diem from the Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Miami recently visited UCCI to finalise the agreement. They also met with Ministry Officials and facilitated an information session on the new programme for prospective students.

UM’s School of Education offers a wide range of programmes in education, including: administration, curriculum and instruction; educational psychology; elementary education; health, physical education and recreation; and industrial education.

The University also offers a wide array of graduate programmes.

The University of Miami is an independent institution of higher learning that is composed of 14 colleges and schools on four campuses. The main campus is located in Coral Gables. 10 miles south of the City of Miami.