UMOnline Community Partnerships

Offer University of Montana Extended Credit

Community providers of education can offer university credit for their courses when they partner with University of Montana, UMOnline. 

By partnering with academic departments at University of Montana, and a variety of outside organizations, UM's Extended Credit Programs are able to offer an array of academic credit courses designed with the community in mind. Whether striving for professional development, academic enrichment, or completing recertification as a teacher - all of our extended credit courses meet University of Montana standards for academic rigor. 

The most common offerings are field courses or experiential courses, continuing training or recertification for teachers, and international travel courses. All of our extended credit courses begin and end throughout each semester, and course length varies from a long weekend to several months. Students register and pay a course fee directly to the sponsoring agency, in addition to a credit recording fee paid to UM.

For more information please contact Outreach and Special Programs Manager, Holly Kulish

Who Do We Work With to provide Extended Credit?

We appreciate our relationships with all of our sponsoring agencies. Here are some of the organizations that offer optional college credit through the University of Montana:

Organizations

Aerie Backcountry Medicine partners with UMOnline to offer wilderness medicine and EMT classes, as well as an intensive Semester in Wilderness Medicine program.

America's Professor partners with UMOnline to offer online comprehensive insurance pre-licensing courses.

Child Care Training partners with UMOnline to offer online courses on inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental delays or challenging behavior in early childhood settings.

Families First Learning Lab partners with UMOnline to offer workshops on a variety of topics for counselors and counseling students including addictions counseling and counseling specific populations or situations.

Connole-Morton Real Estate School partners with UMOnline to offer online and in-person real estate pre-licensing courses.

Defense Critical Language and Culture Program through UM Mansfield Center, partners with UMOnline to offer language and culture courses for Department of Defense military students.

Ecology Project International partners with UMOnline to offer ecology courses for college/pre-college students and professional development for teachers.

Ecosystem Field Studies partners with UMOnline to offer condensed ecosystem field study courses in Colorado & the Caribbean.

Flathead Lake Biological Station partners with UMOnline to offer field-based ecology summer courses on and around Flathead Lake.

Freeflow Institute partners with UMOnline to offer field-based adventure writing workshops hosted by a variety of writing experts.

Grant Kohrs Ranch partners with UMOnline to offer teacher-specific workshops relating to ranching and the natural environment.

Great Bear Foundation partners with UMOnline to offer Polar bear ecology field courses in Churchill, Manitoba.

Lifelong Learning Center partners with UMOnline and in partnership with Missoula College, offering credit for the Certified Nursing Assistant course.

Missoula Fire Science Lab partners with UMOnline to offer a workshop for teaching about wildland fire science using the FireWorks Educational Program.

Montana Natural History Center partners with UMOnline to offer a Montana Master Naturalist course that provides an essential foundation of naturalist skills and knowledge.

Montana Writing Project partners with UMOnline to offer opportunities to immerse educators in workshops that exemplify best practices in literacy instruction and development.

Protected Area Distance Education Program partners with UMOnline to offer an online graduate certificate providing students and professionals with training and expertise in the key topics related to protected area management.

Swan Valley Connections partners with UMOnline to offer interdisciplinary semester-long field programs on natural resource management, and short wildlife tracking courses.

UNAVCO partners with UMOnline to offer online technical short courses each summer providing training on geodetic data processing techniques and tools.

Wild Rockies Field Institute partners with UMOnline to offer interdisciplinary short courses and semester-long field programs that teach the complex relationship between ecological processes and human behavior.

Wilderness Management Distance Education Program partners with UMOnline to offer online courses and graduate certificate provide a comprehensive study of wilderness management.

WM-PLC (Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative) partners with UMOnline to offer a wide variety of professional development courses, workshops, and conferences for teachers.

Aerie Backcountry Medicine

Aerie Backcountry Medicine partners with UMOnline to offer wilderness medicine and EMT classes, as well as an intensive Semester in Wilderness Medicine program.

America's Professor partners with UMOnline to offer online comprehensive insurance pre-licensing courses.

Child Care Training partners with UMOnline to offer online courses on inclusion of children with disabilities and developmental delays or challenging behavior in early childhood settings.

Families First Learning Lab partners with UMOnline to offer workshops on a variety of topics for counselors and counseling students including addictions counseling and counseling specific populations or situations.

Connole-Morton Real Estate School partners with UMOnline to offer online and in-person real estate pre-licensing courses.

Defense Critical Language and Culture Program through UM Mansfield Center, partners with UMOnline to offer language and culture courses for Department of Defense military students.

Ecology Project International partners with UMOnline to offer ecology courses for college/pre-college students and professional development for teachers.

Ecosystem Field Studies partners with UMOnline to offer condensed ecosystem field study courses in Colorado & the Caribbean.

Flathead Lake Biological Station partners with UMOnline to offer field-based ecology summer courses on and around Flathead Lake.

Freeflow Institute partners with UMOnline to offer field-based adventure writing workshops hosted by a variety of writing experts.

Grant Kohrs Ranch partners with UMOnline to offer teacher-specific workshops relating to ranching and the natural environment.

Great Bear Foundation partners with UMOnline to offer Polar bear ecology field courses in Churchill, Manitoba.

Lifelong Learning Center partners with UMOnline and in partnership with Missoula College, offering credit for the Certified Nursing Assistant course.

Missoula Fire Science Lab partners with UMOnline to offer a workshop for teaching about wildland fire science using the FireWorks Educational Program.

Montana Natural History Center partners with UMOnline to offer a Montana Master Naturalist course that provides an essential foundation of naturalist skills and knowledge.

Montana Writing Project partners with UMOnline to offer opportunities to immerse educators in workshops that exemplify best practices in literacy instruction and development.

Protected Area Distance Education Program partners with UMOnline to offer an online graduate certificate providing students and professionals with training and expertise in the key topics related to protected area management.

Swan Valley Connections partners with UMOnline to offer interdisciplinary semester-long field programs on natural resource management, and short wildlife tracking courses.

UNAVCO partners with UMOnline to offer online technical short courses each summer providing training on geodetic data processing techniques and tools.

Wild Rockies Field Institute partners with UMOnline to offer interdisciplinary short courses and semester-long field programs that teach the complex relationship between ecological processes and human behavior.

Wilderness Management Distance Education Program partners with UMOnline to offer online courses and graduate certificate provide a comprehensive study of wilderness management.

WM-PLC (Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative) partners with UMOnline to offer a wide variety of professional development courses, workshops, and conferences for teachers.

International Partners

EF Education First partners with UMOnline to offer Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish language courses.

Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture partners with UMOnline to offer Arabic language courses.

Next Step Connections partners with UMOnline to offer remote international internships.

EF Education First

EF Education First partners with UMOnline to offer Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish language courses.

Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture partners with UMOnline to offer Arabic language courses.

Next Step Connections partners with UMOnline to offer remote international internships.