College of Extended Learning

Welcome to the College of Extended Learning

In support of NSU’s Destination 2023 plan of distinction, the College of Extended Learning (CEL) provides learning paths to complete adults’ educational pursuits while providing support programs and activities that promote active learning and cultural enhancement. Check out this Online Learner Readiness tool to see if online learning is a good fit for you. The newest of all NSU colleges, CEL has many areas that serve distinct populations. These areas include:

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October 29th Webinar

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2020 Pandemic in Northeast Oklahoma: A six month retrospective on business response

Gary Weddell, Senior VP of Casino and Retail Operations, Cherokee Nation Entertainment

Justin Tucker, Director, Evan and Miller Funeral Home

Wallace Berryman, Executive Store Manager, Walgreens

Moderated by: Dr. Beckie Doyle

Text reading Come join us for a virtual lunch and learn about our Criminal Justice Fast-Track Degree Program as well as our Emergency Management and Planning Certificate Wednesday November 4th, 2020 12:00pm-12:30pm Free Admission. Click Learn more under picture to view webinar.

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Join Northeastern State University's College of Extended Learning November 4th at noon for our Brown Bag Webinar. We will discuss our Fast Track Criminal Justice Degree and our Certificate of Emergency Management and Planning. This degree and certificate are designed for working adults but are perfect for all students.


Degree Completion and Certificate Programs in CEL focus on both quality and convenience, offering a mixture of accelerated eight-week courses; blended, online and weekend classes; and expanded support services. The Degree Completion and Certificate Program not only offers adults an affordable, customized option to complete a degree or specialize with a certificate, but also serves as a valuable resource for the region’s employers.

As a sub-unit of CEL, the Department of Continuing Education (CE) is designed to carry out the focused mission of the university of creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery. This is achieved by offering non-credit community and professional education programs, seminars, and workshops. Through a collaborative approach with academic departments, faculty and civic groups, CE offers engaging, quality and affordable learning opportunities for students and the community at large.

The three areas support the mission of Northeastern State University in graduating students as part of the Complete College America initiatives and by enhancing many individual lives in providing quality instruction, programs, and activities in our service area.

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