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Distance Education

Professional Development Courses Sponsored by Outside Agencies

The University of Wyoming's Distance Education department, in partnership with the academic colleges and departments, is pleased to offer Professional Development credit for outside agencies (school districts, foundations and other non-governmental agencies) who wish to provide training for their employees. These courses can be taken for graduate UW credits that are not transferable into a UW degree program. These courses are numbered “5959”. The “5959” courses are graduate credits and are used primarily by practicing teachers who already have a bachelor’s degree.

Courses are offered and approved by the appropriate academic department. Outside agencies are responsible for all instructional costs. The University will charge students a registration fee of $50 per credit hour.

Distance Education must follow a rigorous course approval process that assures that academic authorities are consulted in these collaborations with outside agencies. Requests must be submitted 45 days prior to the start of class. 

Next Steps

For Information on requesting a course, submitting grades or requesting a transcript, see Professional Development Guidance

Any questions we haven't answered? Try our frequently asked questions.

For the Course Request Form and a sample syllabus, please visit Professional Development Documents.


If any other questions arise pertaining to these courses, please contact:

Rachel Sanchez for courses in all locations at 307-766-5272,

Distance Education Programs
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Rachel Sanchez
Dept 3964, 1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071

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Office of the Registrar

Department 3964

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5272

Fax: (307) 766-3960


Lane Buchanan, Registrar

Danielle Mahlum, Associate Registrar

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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