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The Berkeley Institute partners with Thomas College to offer graduate programmes to staff


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The Berkeley Institute partners with Thomas College to offer Graduate programmes to staff


As part of its commitment to providing the best education to its students, The Berkeley Institute has partnered with Thomas College to offer online graduate certificates and degrees to its entire staff to advance their own professional development.

Director of Staff Development, Ms. Keisha Allen-Smith, shares: “This is a ground-breaking opportunity for The Berkeley Institute. This partnership with Thomas College will provide access to the entire Berkeley Teaching Faculty, Support Team, Facilities, and Operations Team with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills suited for their own careers and professional development. With the initial cohort of Signature Learning Programme students about to complete their second year, rapidly advancing to their third year, it is imperative that faculty continue to advance their own knowledge, skills and pedagogy, and also advancement of their own careers. Providing opportunities to our staff to advance into leadership roles is one of the promises we make to our team as well. We extend gratitude to Ms. Sonia Waldron and Dr. Leonard Santucci for initiating this partnership with Thomas College so that we can also work on creating new opportunities for students in the future.”

Staff are able to pursue degrees and advance certificates in a variety of disciplines, including education, business, project management and cyber security. With the variety of options available, staff are able to take advantage of programmes that suit their professional growth and personal interests.

MS Education

MS Educational Leadership

MS Educational Policy & Reform

MBA-Criminal Justice Administration


MBA Healthcare Management

MBA-Human Resource Management

MBA Project Management

MS Criminology

MS Cybersecurity

Certificate of Advance Study – Project Management

Certificate of Advance Study – Human Resource Management

Certificate of Advance Study – Cybersecurity


The initial course is offered for free. This means participants can test the course to determine if this is the right format for them. Subsequent courses taken towards the completion of the certification are being offered at discount to staff.

“Thomas College has had deep connections in Bermuda since the 1980’s having several undergraduate and graduate alumni from the island,” said Thomas College Senior Director of Graduate and Professional Studies, Mikaela Ziobro. “We are excited to extend this partnership to faculty and staff at The Berkeley Institute and continue to grow our relationships on the island.”

Chairman of the Berkeley Board of Governors, Mr. Craig Bridgewater, shares: “We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of Ms. Allen-Smith to ensuring our entire staff have opportunities to advance themselves. As an educational institution, learning is continuous and ever evolving. Creating opportunities for our staff to enhance themselves, only adds value to the education provided byThe Berkeley Institute.”


About Thomas College:  

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Thomas College as a top college in Maine for social mobility. Our clear career focus and one-of-a-kind Guaranteed Job Program™ makes it possible to advance faster in the arts and sciences, business, and education. Earn an undergraduate degree in three years and then choose from a variety of in-person or online graduate degree programs that can be completed in one-year or two. Located in Waterville, Maine, Thomas College is your pathway to a promising future, guaranteed. For more information, visit or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and TikTok



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