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Section VI

Extended Learning

Center for Extended Learning

333 Deputy Hall
Bemidji State University has made it possible for thousands of individuals to pursue continued study through the Center for Extended Learning. Providing access to educational opportunities is a focus of the Center's mission.

The University's central location in northern Minnesota, plus the changing lifestyles of many people within the service region, have underscored the demand for expanded academic options. Looking beyond the confines of the physical campus setting, the Center for Extended Learning is designed to provide learning resources and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all of its constituents.

Offerings range from liberal education courses to innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs brought to outlying areas. Students have the option to attend courses, workshops, and institutes; to study individually in their homes; or to enroll in courses offered for credit via interactive television or online.

Extension Courses

Extension courses include BSU curriculum courses and other offerings, such as workshops, conferences, and study abroad, that do not take place on the BSU main campus. For a semester listing of Extension offerings, contact the Center for Extended Learning. Extension credits are semester credits earned at off-campus locations and are considered residence credits.

Guided/Self-Directed Study Courses

333 Deputy Hall

Guided/Self-Directed Study courses provide an opportunity for individuals to complete courses primarily through self-study. A variety of formats are used. Enrollment in these courses requires self-discipline and places significant responsibility on the learner. Guided/Self-Directed Study courses may be used to supplement other off-campus program offerings and acquire Liberal Education courses. These offerings are considered Bemidji State University residence credits.

Selected majors and minors are available through Guided/Self-Directed Study, and course offerings vary each semester. Please check with the Center for Extended Learning to confirm offerings.

Online Courses

Online courses are designed to be offered on the Internet. Online courses are accessed through your Web browser, at the time and place of your choosing with occasional synchronous online discussions. At the instructor’s discretion, you may interact with the instructor and other students through online chat rooms, newsgroups, and email. Contact the Center for Extended Learning for a schedule of online course offerings.

Arrowhead University Consortium

The Arrowhead University Consortium is a group of colleges and universities committed to providing bachelor's and master's degrees on location to the communities of Northeast Minnesota. Degrees are available from Bemidji State University, the College of St. Scholastica, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and other colleges and universities.

The Arrowhead University Consortium offers classes at area community and technical colleges and utilizes a combination of face-to-face instruction and Interactive Television and Internet technologies. For the convenience of our working students, classes are offered evenings and weekends.

Office located at:

Hibbing Community College
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Fax 218-262-6791

ITV: Interactive Television

Mr. Leo Morgan, Director

Bemidji State University provides selected courses and programs via interactive television to multiple off-campus sites. Contact the Center for Extended Learning for schedules of course offerings.

Summer Term

Center for Extended Learning
333 Deputy Hall

Summer programs at Bemidji State University provide many and varied opportunities for study, recreation, and personal enrichment. A wide range of courses are offered, and suitable programs are available for a variety of groups, including professionals working on licensure renewal, post-baccalaureate certification, or graduate degree programs. Offerings are available in a variety of formats, including workshops, institutes, clinics, and block courses.

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