Online classes & programs

More than 40 professional development and personal enrichment programs delivered online

UW-Madison Continuing Studies builds on more than 120 years of educational innovation to serve the lifelong learning needs of today’s post-traditional student. That’s why we offer more than 40 programs online, the medium of choice for many of today’s professional development and personal enrichment learners.

At a glance

What: High-quality professional development and personal enrichment instruction and innovative programming delivered online

Who: Taught by leading educators, clinicians, and subject-matter experts from UW-Madison and across the region

Certification: Programs meet multiple requirements and standards for continuing education

Questions? Contact info available on each class page, links below


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Featured online programs
Online Business Spanish Certificate
Get the language skills and cultural knowledge you need to conduct business successfully in Spain and Latin America.
Start anytime, complete within 1 year
A series of 5 tutorials on cultural competence, this program familiarizes health care providers with common issues that arise when working with people of diverse cultures.
Sept 9-Nov 24
Provides a complete set of music theory tools handy for either a lifelong interest in music or preparing to take college entrance exams.
Start anytime, complete within 1 year
To sell your work in the nonfiction arena, you need a powerful book proposal. In this 4-lesson course, learn how to compose and present an effective proposal for traditional publishing outlets, an e-book platform, or self-publishing.