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Professional Development

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The Professional Development Training and Public Service division of University College offers specialized continuing education programs to those interested in developing their professional expertise. Programs and services include

Online/On-Demand makes available a wide range of topics and issues. Courses covering topics as diverse as test preparation, software mastery, professional development, and personal enrichment are available. The list of online/on-demand courses can be found in the online Professional Development catalog at

Regents Online Continuing Education (ROCE) consists of professional development and workforce training programs offered through a consortium of Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and technology centers. ROCE offers an extensive, nontraditional continuing education program for adults 18 or older regardless of educational background. Continuing education courses are designed to meet the demanding schedules of the workforce and provide training for industry-related certified programs. Through short-term training, ROCE offers courses designed to upgrade skills and improve organizations, industries, and economic performance and to provide personal enrichment courses for persons who wish to obtain knowledge and learn new skills. All training is available online. ROCE program costs vary by course; fees are nonrefundable once the program starts.

Continuing Education Units are certified, monitored, and issued by the professional development division, as are continuing professional education units and continuing legal education units; this service is provided for various professional groups and organizations.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a state-certified program designed to meet the educational requirements of individuals who seek to become licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT); it is managed by the professional development division of MTSU’s University College. Information regarding this program may be found online at

The Career and Technical Education grant is an agreement between the Tennessee Department of Education, Career and Technical Education Division, and Middle Tennessee State University. The grant provides professional development conferences, workshops, and meetings for career and technical education administrators and educators in Tennessee.

Public Service endeavors are coordinated through the Professional Development Training and Public Service division of University College. Public Service (as defined by the Public Service Committee) encompasses activities using the professional expertise of the university faculty providing service to the community, region, state, or nation, within the bounds of the university mission as executed by its departments. These activities are commonly included under the headings of extension, continuing education, community service, adult education, and consultation.