Braniff Graduate School Offers Special Program for Local Educators
Through the Braniff Graduate School's Educators Cohort, secondary school teachers
and administrators can now pursue a master's degree at UD with support from a community
of their professional peers. The Educators Cohort will provide members with access
to numerous exclusive perks and benefits, including a special tuition rate and no
course fees. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through August for
the fall 2013 semester.
"We believe that teachers are charged with no small task, namely the preservation
of civilization itself. To do that well, they need an opportunity to return to study
themselves, to read and re-read the best things that have been written in community
with their colleagues," said Braniff Dean David Sweet. "The purpose of this special
program for teachers is to provide an opportunity for that growth."
While cohort members will share a common curriculum and classes with non-cohort students,
they will begin their studies as a group during a special orientation for the Educators
Cohort. Then, throughout each semester, they will enjoy other events geared specifically
towards their professional and intellectual development.
"There are other colleges in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with special programs for
teachers, but they are, for the most part, devoted to teacher training," said Associate
Provost Brian Murray. "Our Educators Cohort will focus exclusively on the content
within each student's academic discipline."
Braniff Graduate School offers degree programs in several humanities disciplines,
including American studies, English, philosophy, politics and theology. In addition,
the school's interdisciplinary humanities program provides students an opportunity
to design a significant portion of their curriculum from all Braniff courses.
To apply for admission to the Educators Cohort, visit udallas.edu/enrich. Apply by June 15, and the application fee will be waived.