Featured Programs

Buffalo Mountain Writer's Workshop

Sharyn McCrumb

East Tennessee State University's Office of Professional Development is pleased to present the Buffalo Mountain Writers Workshop featuring author Sharyn McCrumb, May 9 & 10, 2014. McCrumb's last book was King's Mountain, the historical novel based on regional legends who fought the British in the battle of King's Mountain. Her newest book is Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past, based on her character in the Ballad Novels, and is due out in October. This workshop will focus on historical, regional, and folklore writing. Anyone could benefit from McCrumb's knowledge and experience. It is a pleasure to host her at this exceptional workshop.


This session is focused on historical, regional and folklore writing.The two-day workshop will be held all day on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Registration for both days is $129. For more information contact the Office of Professional Development at 800-222-3878 or to register go to Buffalo Mt. Writers workshop registration Sharyn McCrumb.


Mental Health First Aid Certification Course

You're more likely to see someone having a panic attack than you are to see someone having a heart attack, yet many of  us lack the knowledge and skills to appropriately respond. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking 8-hour course that helps the public identify, understand and respond to individuals showing signs of a mental illness or substance use disorder. Since its introduction in 2008, more than 87,000 people have been trained across the country. Mental Health First Aid is based on the goals of traditional first aid: to create an environment where people know how to help someone in emergency situations. Instead of learning how to give CPR or treat physical injuries, the 8-hour course teaches people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and how to provide initial aid before guiding a person toward appropriate professional help.

Ron Morton, M.A.

Ron Morton, M.A. will be conducting this training. He has been working in the areas of substance abuse and mental health since 1984. Mr. Morton has earned 2 Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology and achieved candidacy for a Ph.D. at California School of Professional Psychology. He is currently the Director of Recovery and Resiliency for BlueCare and TennCare Select of Tennessee and provides behavioral health services for the TennCare population.

$75 per person; Group rates are available.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May 21, 2014 at Comfort Suites Conference Room 3118 Browns Mill Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604
Register at: https://etsuaw.etsu.edu click currently scheduled courses, or call 800-222-3878



TOEFL Tutorial Course

May 5, 2014 - June 30, 2014

ETSU is now offering an intensive online professional development program designed to help prepare international citizens for the official TOEFL examination.

These lessons are online. You can register for these lessons for $350.00. All materials are provided. Application for admission to ETSU is NOT required. The course of study is six weeks and you will have 24-hour access to the course. 

Lessons are structured over six weeks and give you direct, real-time access to the professor at pre-arranged times. This program will prepare English learners for the iBT TOEFL, including instruction in vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and the skills required for the reading, writing, listening and speaking sections of the iBT TOEFL.

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to register or for more information: (800) 222-3878

You can also click HERE to register online for the TEOFL Tutorial Course


ETSU Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp

May 16, 2014 - June 28, 2014

Are you stalled at the writing stage of your thesis or dissertation? Having problems getting started? Dread the review process? Need a focused environment for writing? Need help with your literature search? Looking for insights on writing strategies to finish? Afraid of the thesis/dissertation writing process?

WE CAN HELP!!! Come to the East Tennessee State University Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. A collaboration between the ETSU School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach, School of Graduate Studies, Writing Center, Sherrod Library, and Graduate Faculty. This boot camp will help in the writing progress leading to completion of the thesis or dissertation.

The emphasis will be on focused writing time (80-100%) in a library computer lab plus options for mini-workshops on topics such as:

Milestones and Speed Bumps;
Thesis and Dissertation Style Guides;
Review of Writing Mechanics;
The Review and Editing Process;
Organizing Literature for Review;
PLUS actual review by and feedback from expert thesis/dissertation reader!
Registration covers FOUR sessions: Friday evenings from 5:30-10:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am-6:00 pm (with option of staying until 9:00 pm). You are expected to attend all four sessions.

Session I May 16-17, 2014;
Session II May 30-31, 2014;
Session II June 13-14, 2014;
Session III June 27-28, 2014.
Summer 2014 Boot Camp Schedule

This Boot Camp will take place at ETSU Sherrod Library, room 309

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to register or for more information: (800) 222-3878

Click HERE to register for Dissertation Boot Camp


GMAT Prep Course

To Be Announced

This course is open to non-ETSU students and current students.  If you are a current ETSU student, please add your E# to ID field and put last date as a student at ETSU, or indicate if you have not been a student at ETSU.  ETSU's School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Professional Development in the School of Continuing Studies will offer a day-long workshop to assist prospective graduate school applicants to prepare for the GMAT.

Participants in the workshop will receive morning coffee and five hours of instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT.  They will also have access to practice test sections, receive scores for those tests, and advice on improving their scores.  The online site for the course will also provide additional preparatory materials for students to download and work on after the course.

Call the ETSU Office of Professional Development to register or for more information: (800) 222-3878

Click HERE to put your name on the GMAT wait list


Legal Certification Courses  NEW!!!

  -Paralegal Certificate Course
  -Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course
  -Legal Secretary Certificate Course
  -Legal Nurse Consultant Training Course
  -Legal Investigation Certificate Course
  -Advanced Legal Research & Writing
Click here for course descriptions.

Electronic Health Records System Technologist Online Course
Classes start monthly. Click on the Registration link for more information.
Additional information
Financial Aid

Alliance for Continued Learning 

Spring Schedule: March 11-April 16
Memorial Park Community Center


GRE Prep Workshop

To Be Announced

Click HERE to put your name on the GRE Prep Workshop wait list