Welcome to the Office of Continuing and Distance Education

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education (OCDE) expands access to Kent State University resources in Ohio and beyond. Credit courses, conferences, professional development programs and more are offered on campus or online to meet the unique educational and professional development needs of traditional students, working professionals and adult learners. We build on university strengths in business, health and bio-sciences, technology, education, communication and information, and other areas to turn ideas into new programs for continuing education. Continuing and distance education courses are an excellent way to stay on top of your industry or to continue the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for personal growth and development. 


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Pat Mora, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Don Tate to Keynote 33rd Annual Event

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, featuring Pat Mora, award-winning Latina author of poetry, nonfiction and children's books; Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times best-selling author of fiction for children and young adults, centered on the lives of modern-day American Indians; and Don Tate, award-winning author and critically acclaimed illustrator.

The conference will take place at Kent State University on April 6 and 7, 2017.

For more information and links to registration, visit the Conference website.

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE; contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at continuinged@kent.edu or 330-672-3100 for details.