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What the School of Continuing Education Does!

As an integral part of Eastern Connecticut State University, the School of Continuing Education (SCE) has a multi-faceted role in serving the residents of Connecticut.

SCE is dedicated to advising adults who want to return to college to finish their degree or attend college for the first time. The advisors in the School of Continuing Education are experts at assisting part-time and Bachelor of General Studies students.  Our Fast Track Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree Completion Program was designed for busy individuals who are at least 25 years old and who already have 60 or more prior college credits. The Fast Track is the quickest, most efficient way for most people to finish their bachelor's degree. In addition, you can accelerate your degree in many ways, through Credit for Life Long Learning, Fast Track courses, and by taking CLEP and DSST tests.

In addition, SCE runs a comprehensive winter and summer session schedule with such choices as online classes and accelerated classes in one-week, two-week, three-week and five- or six-week formats. Many students accelerate their degree by taking these accelerated formats.

In addition to college credit courses, the School of Continuing Education offers thousands of professional, non-credit courses through its affiliation with Gatlin Educational Services/Ed2Go.  Every fall and spring, the school makes available the SHRM® Learning System course for those seeking to take the Society of Human Resources examination.

SCE provides additional learning opportunities to all Eastern students with:

·         Off-campus sites (Groton, Sub Base, and Manchester and Capital Community Colleges) 

·         EasternOnline

·         Global Field Courses, which are short-term study abroad experiences

The School of Continuing Education also manages facility rentals to organizations in the community.

If you have questions, please, call (860) 465-0206.

Associate Dean Carol Williams
School of Continuing Education at Eastern

What's Exciting in Eastern's Summer Session B?

At Eastern, all our summer courses are exciting, but we'll highlight a few for you.  If you have questions, call 860-465-0206.  Registration is open.

50262 BUS 301 Business Ethics.  Prerequisites: ACC 202, BUS 225, BUS 201, BUS 245, BUS 260, and ENG 100, 100P, 200 or HON 200 and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student.
In this course, students who are already familiar with the core areas of business administration and the ethical issues faced in those areas will engage in a writing-intensive examination of classical and modern approaches to business ethics and exploration of their own moral values.

50266 ECO 210 Economics & the Environment (EasternOnline).  Prerequisite: None
Note: Cannot be used for the economics major. This course examines how economic analysis can be used to understand the sources of environmental problems and possible solutions. Emphasis is placed on basic economics tools and their application to social issues and policy such as pollution, recycling, energy and sustainable development.

50216 EES 230 Natural Disasters.  Prerequisite: LAC student with T1NS course or GER student.
Natural disasters occur where and when destructive atmospheric, hydrologic, geologic and/or human-induced processes negatively impact people. Most such disasters are associated with large infrequent events such as hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, floods, etc. Topics that are examined focus on specific hazardous conditions and disasters associated with violent weather, internal and external geologic processes, hydrologic phenomena and selected human activities.

50116 FAH 240 Style in the Arts. Prerequisite: None
This course introduces major themes and issues in the arts. Students will review and critique art while analyzing its role in society. The course format will consist of lectures, group discussions, projects, video presentations and museum visits.

50309 HIS 365/PSC 365 Judges, Lawyers & Courts.  Prerequisite: None

50137 PHI 220 Ethics. Prerequisite: None
A study of the major positions in Western ethical thought from Socrates to the present, and an examination of the basic principles of moral decision that have been proposed.

50065 PHY 102 Energy & Scientific Method.  Prerequisite: None
An integrated lab-lecture course designed for non-science majors in which the scientific method is studied as it is applied to the investigation of energy and its uses.

50269 THE 272 Intro to Acting.  Prerequisite: LAC student with T1A or T1LT course or GER student.
Vocal and physical exercises, improvisations and scenes are employed in order to master the techniques and methods of character development.

--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Summer Session B starts July 5 -- You Want to Be There!

Panoramic_view2.jpgSummer at Eastern is wonderful for its small, intimate classes and real learning experiences.  The second Summer Session (Summer Session B) is filled with possibilities for you.  Let's look at a few.


Are you one of those people who really can't leave your home for long?  Gas prices getting you down?  There are more than 20 courses via EasternOnline available for the second session.   Online courses at Eastern are great educational experiences where you have the benefit of studying when you can and attending lectures online.  Check out EasternOnline and see if it's for you.

There are also traditional in-person courses held on the campus in Willimantic or at the off-campus site in Groton.   Here are several courses you might enjoy;  some will help with majors and have prerequisites.

50112 ART 114 02 Ceramics - Workshop experience with clay processes used in making and decorating pottery. Emphasis on hand pieces, decoration, glazing, modeling and knowledge of the use of the potter's wheel and operation of kiln. No prerequisite required.

 50135 ACC 416 02 Federal Individual Taxation - Emphasis is placed on basic forms and structures of federal income taxation and delves particularly into those aspects which affect individual taxpayers. Attention is given to the historical development of federal taxation, the legislative process, the underlying rational of federal taxation, working with the Internal Revenue Code, tax preparers' responsibilities and tax research.  Prerequisite: ACC 301.

50024 COM 310 02 Digital Photography - Focus is on venues for publication in mass media communication including photojournalism and marketing. Camera fundamentals, concepts of exposure and camera operation are reviewed. Lecture/lab topics include image protocols and techniques for photo display and editing with CS4. Retouching techniques and photomontage are introduced along with ethical issues regarding image manipulation and the ownership protections of copyright laws. Students compile digital portfolios of their lab work for display in Powerpoint and a web portfolio. Labs include instruction for use of Eastern student accounts to store and serve student ePortfolio content.  Prerequisite: COM 210


This is only a sampling of the many courses available in the Second Summer Session (Summer Session B).  If you have any questions and would like to speak to an advisor, please, call (860) 465-0206.  Visit  to view all the available courses.  Take a course with Eastern and gain a whole new insight on education.


--Susan Crowley, Webmaster

Summer Classes


Well, Summer Session A began yesterday, May 23rd, the day after a stirring Commencement Ceremony at the  XL Center.  It may not feel like summer yet but warm weather IS coming.   Over the years, and I have been here at Eastern many summers, I have heard both faculty and students talk about the special dynamic that emerges in summer classes.  There seems to be a "we're all in it together" mentality toward learning that develops.  The classes are smaller and more intimate as a result.  And generally people are very motivated--they signed up for that summer course for a particular reason.  If you are taking a class this summer, I hope that you will really enjoy it.  Let us know how your summer experience is going.


Carol J. Williams, Associate Dean, School of Continuing Education

Surprising Facts About Summer at Eastern!


·         You can earn up to 12 credits at Eastern during THE 2011 Summer Term (multiple sessions)

·         You can take courses from home in your 'bunny slippers' with 52 EasternOnline courses

·         There are 46 different courses that you can finish in six days each (Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.) -- look for your favorite professor

·         There are 99 'traditional' in-person classes on campus

·         There are eight courses offered in Groton this summer

·         You might be entitled to additional financial aid for summer -- contact the Financial Aid Office at


Register Now!

For more information visit

or call (860) 465-0206

Register online today!



Associate Dean Carol Williams 

Summer at Eastern is a Great Experience!

Right now registration is open for summer courses at Eastern Connecticut State University!  Get a jump on your degree!  Or start college in a relaxed atmosphere filled with the excitement of learning.   There are many courses to choose from:


·         Courses on-campus in Willimantic:

·         Courses in Groton:

·         EasternOnline courses:

Is money a concern?  Financial assistance may be available for the summer.  Check out these options:


·         Grants and Scholarships:

·         TuitionPay Payment Plan:

·         Contact the Financial Aid Office:

Register for summer now and receive a quality education in the relaxed atmosphere of Eastern.


Susan Crowley, Webmaster


There's Still Time to Fit in Another Course This Semester

Eastern offers appealing 7-week courses that begdaffodils.jpgin in March or April.  Most of these Eastern courses are at our off-campus sites in Groton, and at Manchester Community College  and Capital Community College.  Weeknight classes begin on March 14.  Seven-week classes scheduled on Saturdays begin on April 2.  The easiest way to find these courses is to go to EWeb and click on "Part of Term", "2nd 7 weeks."  We hope that you find something that will fit your schedule.  Also, the Summer Schedule went "live" on Monday so you can also check out all the course offerings for summer while you are looking at the online schedule.  Hope you're having a wonderful semester having survived the snowmaggedons! 


--Carol J. Williams, Associate Dean

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