Professional Development

Learn new skills and continue your education in UM-Flint noncredit professional development programs.

The Office of Extended Learning is approved to provide continuing education by the following entities:

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (CPE credits)
Michigan Department of Education (SCECH credits)
International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Non-credit Programs

Learn new skills and continue your education in UM-Flint noncredit professional development programs.


K 12 Professional Development

Earn SCECHs taking single courses or working toward one of three Technology Integrator Certificates.  Courses were developed by UM-Flint staff.


Accounting

Get continuing professional education units from the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.


Online Instructor Certificate

For educators and trainers at all levels, this is an intensive program that warrants the UM-Flint "seal of approval".

Exciting Courses From Our Partners

Hundreds of online professional development courses created and shared by other educators and universities.


Ed 2 Go

Through Ed2Go, we are able to make hundreds of online courses available on the latest topics.  Courses are developed and taught by educators from across the country, not necessarily UM-Flint faculty.

The courses are affordable, convenient and predictable, following Ed2Go's tried-and-proven format. 

 

JER

With courses specific to Workforce Education, JER students include company employees, freelancers & consultants and those seeking new career paths and anyone wanting the best online training available.


Legal Studies Certificates

In conjunction with the Center for Legal Studies, the University of Michigan-Flint offers four noncredit certificate courses in legal studies: Paralegal, Advanced Paralegal, Victim Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, all in a completely online format!  

These certificate courses are affordable, flexible and feature practice-oriented instruction--all from practicing lawyers and paralegals!


Maintaining Ethics and Professional Boundaries in our Schools - This is an ethics protection/violation prevention course for senior high school and junior high school teachers and administrators. The purpose of this course is to reduce a teacher's or administrator's violation potential through the application of the Boundary/Ethics Formula and Stratified Ethics Protection Plan, both developed by Professional Boundaries, Inc.

The Boundary/Ethics Formula examines the relationship of variables that have affect ethical decision processing. It includes an algorithm, developed by a student at Princeton University, that mathematically converts a teacher's selection of elements into a numeric range to help identify the potential for violations. This tool will then enable teachers to take pro-active steps for reducing this potential.

This course is intended for those who have not violated or have not been accused of a breach of ethics, boundaries, law, or policy. It is not intended for educators/administrators who are dealing with disciplinary procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is needed in order to complete an online course?

In order to complete an online course, all users must have access to a computer with an internet connection.  For software application courses, users may be required to access cloud-based applications, or download and install freeware or trial versions of the requisite software. 

Whom should I contact if I have a question regarding my course?

All content-related questions should be directed to the instructor.  Their contact information can be accessed through the course menu. 

For assistance with registration or Blackboard login issues, please contact our Helpdesk at (810) 762-3201 or via email at olhelp@umflint.edu

How do refunds work? 

The Office of Extended Learning will process refunds if the following criteria is met: the course is found unsatisfactory with less than 50% completion and the request is submitted within 30 days of registration.  It is assumed that after 30 days, you are satisfied with the materials and service.  For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact Krista Heiser at krheiser@umflint.edu

If my issue cannot be resolved through communication with my instructor, whom should I contact? 

All employees of the Office of Extended Learning are bound by university policy.  Therefore, all complaints are handled by the department director and, if necessary, Univeristy Human Resources

Registration Instructions for UM-Flint Courses

This system contains course descriptions, dates of availability, pricing, and continuing education information.  

Register Now

  1. Select the category appropriate to your interests. 

  2. Select the course(s) by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button. If you'd like to remove a course from your cart, click on the X in the cart list. 

  3. Click the "Checkout" button.  

  4. If you have an existing Blackboard account
    Login to your account by entering your Blackboard username and password. 

    If you do not have an existing Blackboard account
    Create an account by selecting the "new user" link provided on the login page. 

  5. Verify information as requested. 

  6. Complete the checkout process by following the prompts on the screen. 

 

Lifelong Learning

The purpose of graduate Lifelong Learning status is to permit and facilitate access to UM-Flint graduate courses to students not formally admitted to a UM-Flint graduate degree program.

Click here to learn more.