College Expands Opportunities For Students

September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bermuda College this week signed off on two articulation agreements that will provide additional options and opportunities for students.

The agreement with Nova Scotia College of Art & Design [NSCAD] allows students in the Art and Design associate degree programme at Bermuda College to transfer all 60 credits of the programme into the third year of the four-year undergraduate degree in NSCAD’s Bachelor of Arts [majoring in Art], Bachelor of Art History, or the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Design or Fine Arts programmes, provided they maintain a GPA of 2.0.

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Bermuda College, Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed noted this was the second agreement in art and design offered to BC students, the other being the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta..

“We have a lot of talented artists in Bermuda,” she stated. “This agreement with NSCAD provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to pursue their undergraduate degree in two years at a highly reputable institution, in an affordable manner. We’re real excited about this.”

Jason Abbitt, Associate Professor and Programme Director [left]; Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed [centre]; and Lesley Sawhook, Programme Manager and Advisor [right].

Miami University Articulation Agreement Bermuda September 18 2017

The second articulated agreement with Ohio-based Miami University, is not new but slightly modified, providing students with three options at the Master’s level through an online hybrid model.

Offered through the Professional and Career Education [PACE] Division, Programme Coordinator, Romeo Ruddock said five persons have already graduated from the programme. The three specialist tracks include:

The M.Ed in Special Education with initial teaching certification, designed for individuals who do not currently hold a teaching credential and who wish to become licensed as a Special Education Intervention Specialist; the M.Ed in Special Education with Licensure, for individuals who hold a current teaching credential and who wish to add Special Education licensure while pursuing a Master of Education degree; and the Licensure in Special Education, a non-degree option for individuals who hold a current teaching credential and who wish to add Special Education licensure.

Dr. Curtis-Tweed said, “This agreement with Miami University fills a void here on the Island. We have a dire need for certified personnel in special education who want to contribute to the development of special needs students,” she said. “Both agreements provide options and opportunities for Bermuda’s students.”

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