UVI officials to hold information session on Masters in Education program

University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) officials are scheduled to hold an information session on St. Maarten next week for persons interested in following the Masters in Education program that will be jointly offered with the University of St. Martin (USM).


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Some 20 students have already expressed interest in the MAE, through the USM admission office, and other persons who are interested are urged to attend this information session which will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 5pm in the Conference Room (208) at USM. Perspective students who are also interested in the Bachelor of Science in business program that UVI offers are also welcomed to attend the session and meet with the UVI representatives.

According to USM Acting Dean of Academic Affairs Glen Yeung, 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 MAE program on June 8, 2012, Yeung said, while adding that UVI is looking at between 15 and 18 students to start this program. The program will entail weekend (Friday and Saturday) classes where instructors from UVI will be traveling 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 MAE program is US$550. There are other fees such as registration and technology fees that will give students access to the UVI system, library resources, Blackboard, and video conferencing.

In addition to the MAE program with UVI, the University of St. Martin will also be offering the Bachelor of Science in business program this Fall. Persons who are interested in this program can direct questions to the UVI officials, Yeung noted, while also indicating that UVI is also looking at exploring possibilities of offering Criminal Justice, Psychology and other programs with USM.