Human Resources and Educator Quality
Education Partner Program

The following colleges/universities participate in the Education Partner Program:

Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Available: 100% Online.
  • Contact: Casey S. Berman, Senior Regional Executive Director College of Education.
  • Phone: 727-515-3607.
  • Email: casey.berman@apdegrees.com
  • Affordable Tuition: Call for details.
  • Start Dates: 6 start dates per year.

When you choose to earn your master’s in education from FGCU, you’re met with ongoing support that ensures you reach your full potential as an educator or administrator. You receive personalized attention—even online—from seasoned faculty who prioritize academic excellence, so you’re inspired every step of the way. Our mission is to provide diverse environments of excellence that support dynamic learning experiences. In these environments, faculty and students reflect upon and engage in the applications of theory, research and emerging technologies. These environments support the construction of knowledge, skills and attitudes through collaboration and inquiry. As a result, faculty and students are empowered to create an enhanced quality of life within their respective communities.

FGCU Information :

Florida Southern College

  • Available: Online, evenings and weekend courses.
  • Contact: Kenley Vanvalkenburg
  • Phone: 863-680-4914
  • Email: kvanvalkenburg@flsouthern.edu
  • Discount: Call for details.
  • Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer starts.
  • Complimentary Webinar Schedule:

Our programs are tailored for working adults who prefer to continue their education through evening, online, and weekend courses. Designed with flexibility and built-in support, our
programs are aimed to help you succeed.

FSC Information :

Grand Canyon University

  • Available: 100% Online.
  • Contact: Michael Gunther, Ҵý county-based University Development Counselor.
  • Phone: 813-459-7684.
  • Email: Michael.Gunther@gcu.edu
  • Discount: Various discounts from 10-30% (contact your Ҵý county-based counselor for details). No application fee. Free evaluation of prior college credits.
  • Start dates: Rolling admissions and monthly starts.

Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a premier private Christian university located in the heart of Phoenix. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degrees. Join our innovative digital classroom and connect with faculty and other students, while enjoying complete access to our vibrant campus community. GCU offers many degree programs in some high-demand areas to help you advance your career. Work with experienced faculty and collaborate with peers in appropriately sized classes. Our online degrees help you expand your knowledge base and gain valuable skills. GCU offers degrees in a variety of fields, including: Business, Doctoral studies, Education, Engineering and technology, Nursing and health care, Psychology and counseling, and Theology and ministry.

GCU Information:

Saint Leo University

  • Available: On campus or online.
  • Contact: Holly Atkins
  • Phone: 352-588-8386
  • Email: Holly.Atkins@saintleo.edu
  • Discount: Call for details.
  • Start Dates: Programs have up to three start dates.

Tampa Area Director

Saint Leo University offers a bachelor’s degree in K-6 Elementary Education with a K-12 ESOL Endorsement and 5-9th Middle Grades Education. Our programs prepare our students for success upon graduation. Our Para to Pro program is designed for district employees, who want to further their degree while remaining in their place of employment. At Saint Leo, our programs are grounded in our 130-year plus tradition of academic excellence and guided by our Catholic core values. Saint Leo University is Florida’s first Catholic university, offering a liberal arts-based education for people of all faiths. Gain relevant knowledge. Advance your career. Enhance your life in a changing, fast-paced world through higher-education.

SLU Information:



University South Florida

  • Available: On campus; Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.
  • Undergraduate Program Contact: Student Academic Services Advisor
  • Undergraduate Program Phone: (813) 974-2979
  • Undergraduate Program Email: edu-advise@usf.edu
  • Graduate Program Contact: Alexandria Lindsay
  • Graduate Program Phone: (813) 974-2058
  • Graduate Program Email: alexandrial@usf.edu
  • Discount: Call for details.
  • Start Dates: Call for details.

Undergraduate Studies: The College of Education offers various undergraduate degree programs in the field of education. To learn more about admission requirements specific to each of our programs, visit the program’s website or contact your academic advisor.

Graduate Studies: The College of Education offers various degree and certificate programs to prepare our graduate students to become leaders, researchers, and scholars within various areas of study. With small class sizes and an abundance of research opportunities available, students have direct access to our faculty and ongoing research projects.

USF Undergraduate Information:

USF Graduate Information:

University of Tampa

  • Available: On campus.
  • Contact: Jason A. Melton Admissions Counselor, Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies.
  • Office: 813-257-3430.
  • Email: jmelton@ut.edu
  • Discount: Fee waiver available.
  • Start Dates: Fall, spring and Summer.

The University of Tampa’s continuing studies program is designed for busy adults who want to complete their bachelor’s degree part time. You benefit from a truly enriching on-campus experience with tangible rewards, opportunities for personal discovery and professional development that you will use to advance your career.

UT Information:

University West Florida

  • Available: 100% Online.
  • Contact: Gloria Kotrady Account Executive for University of West Florida.
  • Phone: 954-562-3100
  • Email: gkotrady@uwf.edu
  • Discount: 10% discount. Application fee waived. Request and evaluate transcripts.
  • Start dates: Multiple start dates are available. Spring starts in March, Summer starts in May, June and July.

Whether you are seeking a degree that fits into your demanding schedule or are a working adult who wants to pursue a different career, University of West Florida’s online programs allow
you to further your education at your own pace. Through our high-quality degrees, you can discover how to become one of tomorrow’s leaders in a personalized environment.

UWF Information:

Western Governors University

  • Available: 100% Online
  • Partner Landing Page:
  • Contact: Lindsey Ferschke, Strategic Partnerships Manager
  • Phone: 772-233-5735
  • Email: lindsey.ferschke@wgu.edu
  • Scholarship specific for Ҵý employees:
  • Other Scholarships:
  • Start Dates: 1st of every month
  • APPLY FREE: Use code "WGUFL" to receive a $65 application fee waiver

WGU has 60+ career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees in—IT, teaching, business, and healthcare. WGU’s Teachers College specifically offers 16 different bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education that lead to initial licensure.


Set a schedule that works for you. No set class times. No need to log in for discussions. No due dates for assignments. WGU's courses are truly flexible so you can do your coursework any time you want. Early in the morning, at nights, over the weekend—any time can be school time with WGU. Create time to do your courses when it works for your life, not the other way around.

Tuition is AFFORDABLE.

At WGU, our tuition model is based on terms, not credits. Our flat-rate tuition is charged per six-month term, no matter how many courses you take. You can take as many courses as you're able in a term and not pay additional tuition or fees. This means that if you accelerate your program, you'll actually pay less overall!


WGU's unique learning model is focused directly on your knowledge and competence, not how much time you've spent in a class. With WGU, you move through the courses as quickly as you can master the material—as soon as you prove competence by passing an assessment, you can move forward. This allows you to accelerate your coursework by using your knowledge and experience to your advantage.