PreK-12 Partnerships

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An academic institutional partnership involves a mutually beneficial collaboration between Miami and a school in the U.S. or abroad.

The goals are as follows:

  • Promoting access to higher education, including the recruitment of students to Miami
  • Offering College Credit Plus (dual enrollment) courses and post-secondary educational opportunities
  • Providing educator professional development
  • Engaging in collaborative research, creative, service or other educational projects


  1. Contact appropriate Miami office or offices, as you are beginning to explore the partnership. The initial consultation will include assessment of institutional interest and discussion of appropriate procedures. Contacts are listed below:

    Domestic partnerships: If you are in an academic division other than College of Education, Health & Society, Kathy Pruckno in the Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success is the contact person who will provide you with general information, make appropriate referrals, and point you to the appropriate templates or forms. If you are interested in establishing an MoU between College of Education, Health & Society and a school, please contact Denise Taliaferro Baszile in the EHS Dean's Office.

    International partnerships: Karla Guinigundo, in the Office of Global Initiatives, should be consulted for information on partnerships with international schools.
  2. Determine what type of agreement (if any) is needed. If this is the first time Miami has partnered with the school, a formal and general agreement (which is also known as a Memorandum of Understanding or MoU) may possibly be developed as a first step. This formal agreement follows a standard format, expresses the mutual intent to collaborate in areas that would be beneficial to each institution, and is signed by the leadership of both Miami and the partnering institution.

    MoUs may lead to more specific activities and goals, which could then be expressed in a “Detailed Agreement” which articulates the terms of a more specific activity that may involve academic credit, student and faculty exchange, services, and/or billing and that is not already in existence or approved. Detailed agreements can take many forms, including (but not limited to): transfer/articulation agreements, international exchange agreements, or College Credit Plus agreements.
  3. Submit the agreement (MoU or detailed agreement) for approval by the responsible parties, via the online Buyway system. Note: Advising Program Guides do not need to be submitted via Buyway. The guide can simply be shared with the partnering institution as well as posted on websites or in other communications.

Contact us

Teacher Preparation

Jean Eagle 
Director of Clinical Placements 
202 McGuffey Hall 

Articulation Agreements

Kathleen Pruckno 
Senior Associate Director of Strategic Recruitment 
146 Campus Avenue Building