Bethune-Cookman University Partners with the University of Tampa for Master’s program


Program guarantees qualified graduates of Bethune-Cookman University acceptance into UT’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

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Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) announces it has partnered with the University of Tampa (UT) to guarantee qualified B-CU students and graduates admission into UT’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction.

To qualify, B-CU students must have received a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree with specified teaching certification. These qualified students and alumni will receive special admissions consideration from UT, including waivers of application fees, references and resumes. A completed graduate admissions application, transcripts and statement of good standing will still be required.

Both UT and B-CU are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), whose standards ensure that students who graduate from CAEP accredited institutions will have the intellectual ability, aptitude in research, professional skills, personal character, and potential for future productive scholarship to successfully complete UT’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction degree program.

UT's curriculum and instruction program enhances students’ teaching and leadership skills; students who enroll in the M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction do so because they seek to become better educators and  leaders. The program emphasizes curriculum theory, pedagogy and innovation in education, educational advocacy, social dimensions of learning, instructional design, leadership and research. Students attending UT also benefit from small classes and close interactions with expert faculty who possess extensive K-12 experience and hold doctorate degrees in education.

“UT's reputation for curricular quality and real-world results sets it apart among graduate education programs,” said Theoni Soublis, professor of education and program director of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. “This partnership provides Bethune-Cookman students a respected degree that will serves them throughout their careers.”

“Academically strategic partnerships such as our relationship with UT, create unique advantages that further enhance the B-CU university academic experience,” said Dr. William Berry, B-CU Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost. “Our goal continues to be finding pathways to expand academic and professional opportunities for our students.” 

For more information about UT’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, or about the UT/Bethune-Cookman agreement, contact UT’s Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at (813) 253-6249 or email

About B-CU

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 36 undergraduate and 8 graduate degrees on its main campus. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 3,000. For more information, visit

About UT
The University of Tampa is a private, comprehensive university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves more than 10,000 students from 50 states and most of the world’s 195 countries.

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