What is Extended Education

Extended Education is made up of several different groups that together form a unique community of learning. Here is a map of how these groups are organized and what their roles are:

Degree Studies

Distance and Online Education
Distance and Online Education develops and offers individual U of M degree credit courses or complete degrees to be taken entirely online or in combination with in-person class time.

Summer Session
Summer Session offers U of M degree credit courses (including travel study courses) and programs for high school students (including Jazz Camp) during the summer term

Military Support Office
Military Support Office reviews military training for U of M degree credit; manages tuition reimbursement and admittance; and is home to a dedicated student advising service for members of the Canadian forces and their families.

Off Campus Study
Off Campus Study offers U of M degree credit courses during evenings and weekends in locations off the Fort Garry campus

General Studies
General Studies facilitates the admission of U of M students who have special circumstances (including visiting students, late registrants, students not seeking a degree and those who haven't yet decided on a faculty)

Continuing and professional studies

Continuing Education
Offers courses, seminars and certificates for career development.

Lifelong Learning
Partners with community and university experts to offer seminars and presentations for personal interest.

Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) Offers specialized professional development for university and college managers

Access and aboriginal focus programs

Access
Offers specialized support services and degree credit courses for students who face social, economic, geographic or academic barriers to getting a university education.

Aboriginal Focus Programs
Offers specialized support services and degree credit courses for students who face social, economic, geographic or academic barriers to getting a university education.

English language studies and internation programs

Intensive English Program
Offers non-degree-credit classes for international students to learn English and experience Canadian culture.

Language Testing
Offers courses to prepare students to take internationally recognized tests measuring their English language communication skills (these tests are often required to apply to Canadian universities).

Adult English as an Additional Language Program
Offers training in English language communication skills for newcomers to Canada.

Conversational Languages
offers foreign language classes in a variety of languages and levels.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language offers a certificate program that educates teachers on how to teach English to students who have a different first language.