Historically Black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has entered into an agreement in an effort to provide opportunities for Bethune-Cookman graduates to pursue graduate studies at the University of Tampa.
Under the agreement, Bethune-Cookman students must have a bachelor’s degree with specified teaching certification. These qualified students and alumni will receive special admissions consideration from the University of Tampa for its master’s degree program in curriculum and instruction, including waivers of application fees, references, and resumes.
The University of Tampa’s master’s degree program emphasizes curriculum theory, pedagogy, and innovation in education, educational advocacy, social dimensions of learning, instructional design, leadership, and research.
“Academically strategic partnerships such as our relationship with the University of Tampa, create unique advantages that further enhance the Bethune-Cookman University academic experience,” said William Berry, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Our goal continues to be finding pathways to expand academic and professional opportunities for our students.”