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Continuing Education

I am delighted to join the Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies. As a graduate of the master’s program at Shepherd University, I understand the importance and value of an education and the necessary tools for success in my career. I want to assist you with your continuing education credits in the field of teacher education and offer courses that will help you obtain the required credit hours.

The goals of Professional Graduate Education (EDPD) are to allow educators to earn their required 6 graduate credit hours for re-certification; to assist teachers in gaining new and vital, updated knowledge; to assist teachers in their compliance with West Virginia State Law that requires all educators to take graduate-level classes; and to have a forum in which teachers may learn from each other through informed dialogue, discussion, and independent research. Some of the class offerings may be independent study, some online, and some may be a combination of in the classroom and independent study. Shepherd University strives to provide access to quality educational opportunities through both traditional and nontraditional learning experiences.

I welcome your feedback concerning the course offerings or for future courses and workshops offered at Shepherd University. You may contact me at 304-876-5313 or by email at

Karen Rice
Director of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning