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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

John Allard, Director, Kansas Regents Network (TELENET 2)

Linda Teener, Director, UFM

College Court Building 785-532-5566 or 1-800-432-8222
E-mail: informationdce@k-state.edu

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, online 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
Bachelor's degrees

Animal sciences and industry


Early childhood education

Food science and industry

General business

Interdisciplinary social science

Technology management

Master's degrees


Chemical engineering

Civil engineering

Electrical engineering

Engineering management

Food science


Industrial and organizational psychology

Mechanical engineering


Personal financial planning

Software engineering

Youth development

Degree programs offered in Kansas communities
Master's degrees

Adult and continuing education—Kansas City and Wichita

Classroom technology master's degree specialty in elementary/secondary education—Manhattan area

Course work leading toward an MS in education—Salina and Topeka

Elementary/secondary education, multicultural/urban emphasis—Kansas City

Certificates, endorsements, specialty programs, and teacher certification

Academic advising graduate certificate

Early childhood administration credential

Early childhood endorsement

Engineering professional development hours

ESL endorsement in elementary and secondary education (limited to Kansas teachers)

Food science graduate certificate

Food science nondegree undergraduate certificate

Gerontology graduate certificate

Merchandising graduate certificate

Occupational health psychology certificate

Personal financial planning certificate

Youth development graduate certificate

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.

Evening College

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.

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.

International Agricultural Programs

Don Boggs, Assistant to the Dean

143 Waters Hall


E-mail: dboggs@k-state.edu


The Office of International Agricultural Programs provides administrative services to globalize teaching, research, and technical outreach in the College of Agriculture. It offers opportunities for international travel through agricultural study tours, semester abroad programs, and summer internships in other countries. Through its promotion of K-State degree and short-course training opportunties, it attracts international students, scholars, and visitors to Manhattan.

Since 1956 the office has mobilized K-State technical expertise for agricultural development projects by facilitating faculty consultancies, sabbatical leaves, and international collaborative research and training. The office provides supervision for sponsored international students, travel information and funding to College of Agriculture faculty for international travel, and logistical support for international visitors.

Kansas Regents Educational Communications Center

Mel Chastain, Director

E-mail: ecc@k-state.edu


The Educational Communications Center houses resources for the production and distribution of courses and other educational experiences via instructional television, distance education, multimedia, and the Internet. Distribution capabilities include Ku-Band satellite uplinks, cable channel 8 (KST 8), video tape, CD-ROM, DVD, and a wide range of other technologies.

Dole Hall also houses studio and control room facilities for instructional use by journalism and mass communications faculty and students, as well as offices and studios for both Cooperative Extension and TELENET 2. Services include curriculum design; mediated course development; video and multimedia production; systems engineering; installation and maintenance; academic specialization; still and motion graphics; 2D and 3D animation; print materials; graphic, scenic, and prop construction (actual and virtual); and project management.

The ECC produces and distributes university-level instructional material and credit/ noncredit continuing education material.

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