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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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.