Division of Continuing Education
Sue Maes, 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
Susan Barton, Director, Kansas Regents Network (TELENET 2)
Linda Teener, Director, UFM Community Learning Center
College Court Building
785-532-5575 or 1-800-662-2KSU
The Division of Continuing Education works with K-State’s faculty to deliver the university’s quality learning resources to learners throughout Kansas, the nation, and the world through courses, conferences, professional development, and other learning experiences. The university makes use of the Internet, TELENET 2 (a partnership of Regents institutions), videoconferencing, and face-to-face instruction. Location, once a major obstacle for those seeking educational opportunities, is being overcome through effective use of technology and services to distance students.
The Division of Continuing Education has a trained staff to help students who have encountered obstacles to traditional college attendance, such as barriers created by distance, employment, physical handicap, or family responsibilities. Students are advised in their individual programs of study to select options such as online classes, off-campus classes, conferences, short courses, workshops, or TELENET 2 courses that best suits their needs.
Degrees through distance education
- Animal Sciences and Industry, Animal Products Option
- Early Childhood Education
- Family Studies and Human Services
- Food Science and Industry, Food Business and Operations Management Option
- Food Science and Industry, Science Option
- General Business
- Interdisciplinary Social Science
- Technology Management
Degree programs offered in Kansas communities
Adult and Continuing Education Ph.D. and Ed.D. program offered in Leavenworth and Wichita
Educational Administration Ed.D. program and/or Kansas licensure for elementary and secondary educational leaders is offered statewide with online courses, short courses offered at sites throughout Kansas, and short courses offered on campus in Manhattan.
Additional information is available on the website: K-State Division of Continuing Education.
Certificates, endorsements, specialty programs, and teacher licensure
Information about certification/re-certification and other CEU non-credit activities is available on the website.
Intersession is conducted during three major breaks in the academic calendar: late December into early January, late May into early June, and late July into early August. Annually, many regular and new or experimental credit 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. Online courses are now offered during Intersession. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors to determine if a particular Intersession course will fulfill specific degree requirements. Intersession course information can be found online at www.dce.k-state.edu/courses/intersession.
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. Two degree programs are offered through Evening College: bachelor’s degrees in Criminology and Interdisciplinary Social Science. For complete Evening College information visit www.dce.k-state.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 complete information visit www.telenet2.k-state.edu.
UFM Community Learning Center
UFM Community Learning Center provides credit and noncredit educational opportunities for Kansas State University, the Manhattan area and communities across Kansas. More than 800 classes are available each year, with topics ranging from recreation, test preparation, health and wellness, living green, cooking and more. Many recreational classes are offered for K-State credit. UFM also sponsors the Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues, hosts the Manhattan Community Garden, coordinates a teen mentoring program, and provides other Kansas communities with the resources to start their own community education programs. For additional information about UFM and its programs and activities visit www.tryufm.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Agricultural Programs
143 Waters Hall
Information for current or future Ag undergraduate students:
Contact Don Boggs, Associate Dean
Information for faculty:
Contact Nina Lilja, Director of International Agricultural Programs
Steven Graham, Assistant to the Dean
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 opportunities, 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.