Extended Studies Program


In the Fall of 2017, the Extended Studies team updated our mission statement.  

Promoting universal learning and growth through the facilitation of relevant experiences. 

Upcoming Happenings!!! 

  • The Spring Course Catalog is live!!  Click here to register.  
  • Are you a teacher interested in online professional development credits available?  Check out iLearn Collaborative
  • Are you a teacher excited about the Summer Teacher Institute? We have a list of courses offerings.  Check it out now and check back often as we add more courses. 
  • Do you need to register for the Purposeful Play taught by Jennifer Kennedy?  Click here to register.  Registration closes on January 31, 2018. 

    Winter Speaker Series 

    The Extended Studies Department is happy to present the Winter Speakers Series again at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.  

    Please join Dr. Duane Vandenbusche on 6:30pm on February 16th for the history of The Famed North Country of the Gunnison Region from Gothic to Marble including the silver camps of Oh Be Joyful, Pittsburg, Schofield, and Crystal. The presentation also covers Gothic: "the city of silver wires," East Maroon and Yule Passes, and the town of Marble, famous for providing the stone for the Lincoln Memorial and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Early day skiing, highlighted by legendary Al Johnson is covered as well.

    This is an RSVP event.  Cost is $10 per person.  Payment in the form of cash or check is accepted at the door.  If you prefer to pay by credit card, please contact the Extended Studies department in advance for payment.  Beer and wine available for a cash donation to a Vandenbusche scholarship.  Click here to RSVP

    Faculty - Led International Trips

    The Extended Studies faculty-led international trips are an alternative to traditional study abroad programs.  Travel with a Western professor and earn credit.  We currently have trips to the following locations:
    Please stop by the Extended Studies Office for more information. 

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