UT-Pan American, with Assistance of Academic Partnerships, Launches Two Online Master's Degree Programs

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The University of Texas Pan-American, with the assistance of Academic Partnerships, launches two new online degree programs for education and business professionals this fall – the Master of Education in Educational Administration and the Master of Business Administration.

UTPA is being innovative and entrepreneurial in trying to provide better access to students in the region to the great programs we have here at Pan Am.

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The University of Texas Pan-American, with the assistance of Academic Partnerships, launches two new online degree programs for education and business professionals this fall – the Master of Education in Educational Administration and the Master of Business Administration.

The Master of Education in Educational Administration and the Master of Business Administration will be available to working adults who seek career advancement. All courses are taught by the same professors who teach on campus.

The Master of Education in Educational Administration degree program is designed to assist educators with teaching skills that will impact South Texas. The degree can lead to opportunities as principals, teachers, curriculum coordinators, instruction specialists or department leaders. Additionally, the program is beneficial to educators who teach in environments that are linguistically, multi-culturally and socioeconomically diverse.

The MBA program, which is AACSB accredited and takes a hands-on approach to learning, offers courses relevant to today’s business environment. With this degree, corporate employees can enhance their current skills and qualify for positions in various areas including finance, marketing, management, human resources, operations, communications, engineering, accounting and sales. Additionally, business owners enrolled in the program will learn how to run their businesses more effectively.

Dr. Cynthia Brown, vice provost for Graduate Studies at UTPA who will oversee the project, said that these are the first ever accelerated online programs offered at UTPA and will primarily target adult learners who are working.

"UTPA is being innovative and entrepreneurial in trying to provide better access to students in the region to the great programs we have here at Pan Am," she said.

UTPA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Additionally, every course within these degrees is developed based upon the nationally recognized Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for quality online instruction.

Online degree programs have emerged as the most rapidly developing trend in higher education with universities quickly converting traditional programs into an online format. Dallas-based, Academic Partnerships provides market research and analysis, curriculum conversion, faculty support services, marketing and information technology for selected UTPA online degree programs.

“We, at Academic Partnerships, are proud to assist The University of Texas-Pan American expand access to its top quality degree programs and extend the reach of its great brand. We are passionate about the positive impact higher education has on the lives of students, their families and on society as a whole,” said Rob Ganji, president of Academic Partnerships.”

Each degree program has several upcoming session dates. The fall session, which begins Oct. 24, has an application deadline of Oct. 3.

For more information about enrollment and funding opportunities, please call (855) 704-0268 or visit http://onlineap.utpa.edu.

About The University of Texas-Pan American
The University of Texas-Pan American, a Hispanic-serving institution, is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, approximately 10 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island. UTPA provides program specific classes in Rio Grande City, McAllen and South Padre Island in addition to those offered through the online learning center.

Since its inception in 1927, The University of Texas-Pan American has conferred more than 2,600 associate's, 55,700 bachelor's, 12,300 master's and 135 doctoral degrees.

UTPA provides an affordable education and global opportunities with a choice of 56 bachelor's, 56 master's, three doctoral, and two cooperative doctoral programs within seven colleges. Learn more about UTPA at http://www.utpa.edu.

About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a higher education service provider that works exclusively with state universities across the United States to convert their traditional degree programs to online delivery and to recruit and retain qualified students. For more information, see http://www.academicpartnerships.com.

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