Virgin Islands University offers Masters in Education program

POSTED: 05/18/12 1:24 PM

In cooperation with university of St. Martin

St. Maarten – University of the Virgin Islands officials are scheduled to hold an information session on St. Maarten next week Wednesday for people interested in following the Masters in Education program that will be jointly offered with the University of St. Martin.
Some 20 students have already expressed interest in the program through the university’s admission office. Others who are interested are urged to attend the information session next Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the university’s conference room on Pond Island. Prospective students who are also interested in the Bachelor of Science in business program that UVI offers are also welcome to attend the session.
The UVI Vice Provost Dr. Edwin and the Interim Dean of the Education Division Dr. Thomas and other UVI officials will be present to answer questions and provide information.
The aim is to start the Masters in Education program on June 8, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs Glen Yeung said. The UVI is looking at between 15 and 18 students to start this program. It will entail weekend (Friday and Saturday) classes for which instructors from UVI will travel to St. Maarten.
There will also be faculty members from St. Maarten for this program. These faculty will be proposed by USM and screened and interviewed by UVI to instruct education courses. They will have the flexibility to plan in the hours during the weekdays as deemed necessary, Yeung indicated.
The per credit rate for students in the Masters in education program is $550. Additional fees such as registration and technology fees that will give students access to the UVI system, library resources, blackboard, and video conferencing.
The University of St. Martin will also offer the Bachelor of Science in business program this fall. People who are interested in this program can direct questions to the UVI officials, Yeung added, that UVI is also looking at exploring possibilities of offering criminal justice, psychology and other programs together with USM.

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