As the comprehensive public university in the metropolitan region,
UM-St. Louis serves students who are in many ways nontraditional in their
demographic make-up, their approach to higher education, and their educational
needs. Meeting the needs of these nontraditional students while extending
the expertise of the university to the community is the mission of Continuing
Education and Outreach.
Through Continuing Education and Outreach, the university's
schools and colleges administer a wide variety of credit courses, noncredit
programs, and problem-oriented research for the benefit of the greater
St. Louis metropolitan area and beyond. Programs are offered both on
and off campus. Research, generally of an applied, urban-related nature,
is designed to solve specific problems of client groups.
Arts and Sciences
Education and Outreach in the College of Arts and Sciences includes
credit courses and noncredit programs from the college's departmental
disciplines, including courses and workshops in the arts, theatre, microcomputers,
music appreciation, writing, languages, history, and science. Interdisciplinary
teaching and research programs deal with such fields as social work,
the humanities, and economics.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education provides programs
and curriculum consultations to local teachers and schools.
The Microcomputer Program develops and teaches applied
computer courses and offers the Chancellor's Certificate on the Computer,
along with other certificate programs.
The Advanced Credit Program provides an enrichment
experience for university-bound secondary students by providing freshman-level
courses for credit in selected high schools.
The Gateway Writing Project offers credit and noncredit
programs on writing improvement for classroom teachers.
Education programs through the College of Business Administration are
offered in several areas, including organizational and management development
and individual professional growth. Programs include a certificate
program for first-line supervisors and
a certificate program for human resource administrators.
overall aim of the College of Education 's outreach activities is to
provide services that bring about better teaching and learning situations
in educational settings. The programs and courses help students complete
Missouri teacher certification requirements as well as provide work
either toward advanced degrees or for in-service
professional growth. Programs can be customized to meet the particular
needs of organizations.
Fine Arts and Communication
The College of Fine Arts and Communication offers a variety of Continuing
Education and Outreach activities to the community. Four endowed professorships
are focused on community outreach in the arts. The award-winning E. Desmond
Lee Music Education Collaborative, and other collaborative activities
undertaken by the College in conjunction with arts organizations in the
greater St. Louis area, all contribute to the college mission.
A range of credit and non-credit fine arts outreach programs are offered
in partnership with the Saint Louis Symphony, Opera Theatre of Saint
Louis, and the Muny.
Graduate School and
Public Policy Administration
Management and Leadership Program offers comprehensive education and
training for professional staff, board members, and other leaders of
nonprofit and voluntary organizations, as well as students and others
wishing to explore a future in the field. The program offers noncredit
seminars and credit courses leading to undergraduate and graduate certificates.
College of Nursing and Health Studies at UM-St.
Louis offers a variety of continuing education programs for nurses
and other health care professionals. Undergraduate Nursing and Arts
and Sciences credit courses are offered for those wishing to complete
their B.S.N. or finish prerequisites to begin work on a master's degree.
Selected graduate courses are also offered.
University of Missouri-St. Louis offers diagnostic and therapeutic
Continuing Education and Outreach programs for optometrists through the
UM-St. Louis College of Optometry.
Education and Outreach offers selected graduate and undergraduate credit
courses at UM-St. Louis Lindbergh, a satellite center located at Lindbergh
High School in south St. Louis County. Continuing Education and Outreach
also offers credit courses at other metropolitan sites, including St.
Charles Community College, Mineral Area College, Jefferson College,
and the South County Educational Center.
research and technical assistance and in-house training programs are
available to local businesses and organizations. With the help of expert
faculty and staff consultants, the university is equipped to deliver
specialized training on an in-house basis.
Penney Conference Center
large conference facility at UM-St. Louis houses a 435-seat auditorium,
as well as six large conference rooms, designed to provide an excellent
academic environment and maximum convenience for course participants.
A complete conference staff provides administrative support for seminars
and conferences, as well as coordination for hundreds of hosted programs