Continuing & Professional Ed


A state or federal agency, public entity (city, county, park or school district), business, nonprofit organization or individual may make application to the University of Mary for approval of a course, workshop, symposium, seminar, certificate offering, professional learning group (PLC's, book and topical study groups, collaborative teams) or a conference for credit. Application may be made for graduate or undergraduate credit or continuing education units (CEU's). A learning event may be delivered face-to-face, online, through a multiple event or series offering.

Credit is offered for true educational experiences, not for participation in entertainment, meals, exhibits, social, or other non-instructional activity.

Does your event qualify for credit?

To earn one undergraduate or graduate workshop credit, a minimum of 15 hours of direct instructional time is required. A maximum of three hours may be earned through related delivered learning events such as workshops, seminars, conferences, online offerings, study groups, book studies or engaged time in application and reflection on application as identified in the work plan. Application may also be made to approve credit for combined or blended delivery through multiple events that accumulate or bank hours toward credit over a specified term.

CEU's may be awarded in increments of 1/10th CEU for each hour of direct participation in an organized and approved noncredit continuing education activity offered and managed by a responsible and competent sponsor with academic direction and qualified instruction.

Course applications

To learn more about our continuing education and professional development sponsorship opportunities, or to apply for approval for an event, use the link below.

Course submission

If you have further questions or would like more information, please contact Shelby Imdieke, [email protected] or 701-355-8134.


Whether you need recertification credits for your current field, you want to increase your skill set to move into a new field, or address continuous improvement, the University of Mary's Continuing Education programs can help you develop new skill sets or improve upon ones you already have.

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Information about how you can receive continuing education credits from the University of May will be updated as credits become available.