About Continuing Education

Continuing Education Defined

Continuing education may include non-credit or for-credit offerings:

Non-credit

Non-credit continuing education offerings include, but are not limited to: non-credit certificates, badges, micro-credentials, continuing education units, professional development units, training modules, workshops, seminars, test preparation, teacher preparation.

For-credit

For-credit continuing education offerings include, but are not limited to: self-supporting programs, self-supporting certificates, self-supporting courses.


Request Information

To request continuing education approval regarding for-credit self-supporting programs, complete the following:

To request continuing education approval for non-credit or for-credit programs or courses, complete the following form .

For programs and courses that have not been through the New Degree Approval Process, complete the following forms .


VISION

Florida Atlantic University aspires to be recognized as a university of first choice for excellent and accessible undergraduate and graduate education, distinguished for the quality of its programs across multiple campuses, emulated for its collaborations with regional partners, and internationally acclaimed for its contributions to creativity and research.


MISSION

Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. It promotes academic and personal development, discovery, and lifelong learning. FAU fulfills its mission through excellence and innovation in teaching, outstanding research and creative activities, public engagement and distinctive scientific and cultural alliances, all within an environment that fosters inclusiveness.


Julie Golden Botti, Ed.D
Executive Director for Online and Continuing Education
Office of the Provost
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Dr. Julie Golden Botti serves as Executive Director for Online and Continuing Education in the Office of the Provost. In this newly-established role, Dr. Golden Botti oversees the university’s efforts to create and enhance online courses and programs, lifelong learning offerings, and continuing education programs. Dr. Golden Botti is responsible for growing FAU’s online and continuing education enrollments by increasing for-credit and not-for-credit offerings that cater to a variety of stakeholders. In this role, she supports professional development opportunities to promote high-quality academic programs.  She oversees the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in Jupiter, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, she supports professional development opportunities to promote high-quality academic programs.

Dr. Golden Botti has worked in these areas at FAU since 2012, when she first came to the university as an instructional designer. She was subsequently promoted to Assistant Director and Associate Director of eLearning. Dr. Golden Botti holds a Doctorate of Education, Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a Master of Arts in Career and Technical Education from the University of Central Florida.


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