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400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7433
Phone: (509) 963-1504


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The Office of Continuing Education works with school districts, educational service districts and professional organizations to offer courses for professional development credit, clock hours and continuing education units. All courses must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate academic department.

If you are uncertain which is the appropriate form to complete, please call our office: 509-963-1504

Professional Development Credit

Minimum of 10 lecture type contact hours, 20 field-based hours, or an approved combination is required per credit.

To propose a course for professional development (500) university credit, four forms are required - a Professional Development Course Form, ADA Signature Form, Learner Outcomes and Assesment Form and the syllabus. These forms may be found at the following links:

Professional Development Course Form (XLS)
ADA Signature Form (XLS)
Learner Outcomes and Assessment (XLS)
Syllabus Template (DOC)

Course Scheduling Guide (PDF)
Course Scheduling Guide (DOC)

New Self-Support Course Proposal Form (credit or non-credit)

If you have a great idea for a new program or course you'd like to offer, please complete and submit the new program form below. (Not for use for Professional Development (500) courses). If in doubt, call our office: 509-963-1504.

New Program Proposal Form (PDF)
New Program Proposal Form (DOC)

Elderhostel Proposal Form

The Office of Continuing Education is seeking proposals for Elderhostel programs. Elderhostel programs are non-credit, educational programs for people 55 and over that typically last 4-6 days and focus on a single topic. If selected, programs may be offered as early as fall 2006 and beyond. To learn more about the types of programs available through Elderhostel and their academic partners please see http://www.elderhostel.org/.

Programs should have special features, either in location or content, that make them unique and desirable. Have a great idea? Submit your course proposal and credentials to us for consideration. The Elderhostel organization has final say on selection of programs.

Elderhostel New Program Concept (PDF)
Elderhostel New Program Concept (DOC)

Lecturers

Any course offered for Professional Development (500) or university credit must be taught by an approved Lecturer.

Policies for Approval of Lecturers (PDF)
Policies for Approval of Lecturers (DOC)

Application for Lecturer (PDF)
Application for Lecturer (DOC)

For faculty who have made previous arrangements with the Continuing Education office to register their students on-site, e.g. on the first day class, this is the form to use.

Office of Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF)
Office of Continuing Education Registration Form (DOC)

Clock hours

Minimum 3 contact hours required.

Clock Hour Memo (PDF)
Clock Hour Memo (DOC)

Continuing Education Units

Minimum 3 contact hours required. Used primarily by professional organizations.

Continuing Education Unit Proposal Form (PDF)
Continuing Education Unit Proposal Form (DOC)

Submit proposals electronically to Darlene Sirrine, or mail hardcopy to:

CWU Office of Continuing Education
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7433

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