Division of Continuing Education
Elizabeth A. Unger, Vice Provost and Dean of Continuing Education
Elizabeth Stevens, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Dean of Continuing Education
A. David Stewart, Assistant Dean for Program Development and Marketing
Lynda Spire, Assistant Dean, Continuing Learning
Douglas W. King, Director, Administration and Finance
Rob Caffey, Director of DCE Information Systems and the Office of Mediated Education
John Allard, Director, Kansas Regents Network (TELENET 2)
Linda Teener, Director, UFM
College Court Building 785-532-5566 or 1-800-432-8222
The Division of Continuing Education brings together K-State's teaching resources with learners throughout Kansas, the nation, and the world. Courses, conferences, professional updates, and other learning experiences extend university facilities and resources to individuals and organizations. The university makes use of the Internet, TELENET 2 (a partnership of Regents' institutions), the Educational Communications Center (a video production facility), teleconferences, live compressed video (CODEC), satellite downlinks, audio and videotapes, multi-media, CD-ROM, face-to-face instruction, and electronic synchronous instruction. Location, once a major obstacle for those seeking degrees, continuing education units, professional updates, or personal enrichment, is being overcome through effective use of technology and services to distance students.
The Division of Continuing Education has a trained staff to assist those seeking academic credit or wishing to earn a degree in a non-traditional way. These people help students who have encountered obstacles to traditional college attendance, such as barriers created by distance, employment, physical handicap, or family responsibilities. Students are guided to faculty members who will advise them in their individual programs of study, and they are helped to select options such as off-campus classes, conferences, short courses, workshops, audio and video courses, telecourses, TELENET 2 courses, World Wide Web courses, correspondence study, credit by examination, internships, or independent study. The division offers credit and non-credit courses year round, including offerings in intersession, summer school, and through the on-campus Evening College program.
Degrees through distance education
Animal sciences and industry
Early childhood education (Kansas only)
Food science and industry
Interdisciplinary social science
Family financial planning
Industrial and organizational psychology
Degree programs offered in Kansas communities
Adult and continuing educationKansas City and Wichita
Classroom technology master's degree specialty in elementary/secondary educationManhattan area
Course work leading toward an M.S. in educationSalina and Topeka
Elementary/secondary education, multicultural/urban emphasisKansas City
Certificates, endorsements, specialty programs, and teacher certification
Food science graduate certificate
Food science undergraduate non-degree certificate program
Occupational health psychology certificate
Personal financial planning certificate
Early childhood education endorsement limited to Kansas only
ESL endorsement in elementary and secondary educationlimited to Kansas teachers only
Information about certification/recertification and other CEU noncredit activities is available on the website.
Intersession is conducted during three major breaks in the academic calendar: early January, late May and early June, and August. Annually, many regular and new or experimental credit and noncredit courses are offered in intersession, providing students with an opportunity to examine academic areas not scheduled in their current curricula and faculty members with a means to experiment with new ideas and formats for teaching. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors to determine if a particular intersession course will fulfill specific degree requirements.
K-State Evening College courses are offered on the K-State campus in Manhattan in both 8- and 16-week schedules between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. Three degree programs are offered through Evening College; bachelor's degrees in criminology, interdisciplinary social science, and life span human development. For complete Evening College information visit http://www.dce.ksu.edu/eveningcollege/.
TELENET 2 is a system comprised of a network of desktop video units at teleconferencing centers throughout Kansas that are linked together via telephone lines. A TELEbridge is also available to allow additional temporary teleconferencing classrooms to be established anywhere in Kansas for both credit and non-credit courses and programs, in-service training, meetings, or conferences. For more information, visit http://www.telenet2.ksu.edu/telenet2/telenet2.html.
UFM Community Learning Center
UFM is a community learning center that develops and conducts informal educational opportunities. More than 500 programs are available during the three sessions a year. Classes, symposia, forums, and unstructured learning experiences covering a range of human interests, activities, and concerns are offered. For more information, visit http://www.ksu.edu/ufm/.