Bellingham's Western Washington UniversityWestern’s Extended Education has opened doors to extraordinary learning opportunities since 1912, when the first home study courses were created for country teachers.

Today, in addition to its main campus offerings, Western offers many professional development and non-credit opportunities for learners of all ages, from Youth Programs for grades K-12 to the nationally recognized Academy for Lifelong Learning.

Programs in Bellingham

Degree, Certificate and Endorsement Programs

Start a new career or complete a degree with Western's flexible programs designed for working adults.

Community Programs

Extended Education connects learners of all ages to the Western Experience through programs like Academy for Lifelong Learning all the way to Youth Programs.

Language and Culture Programs

Whether you want to teach, learn from, or learn with international students, Extended Education has a program for you.

Online and Distance Programs Courses

Attend class when and where it's convenient for you.

Post-Baccalaureate Offerings

What's your next step? Whether you want to take your career to the next level, focus your career path or explore new career options, choose Western to help you get there.

Teachers, Educators, and School Administrators' Programs

Woodring College of Education offers programs at off-campus locations in partnership with Extended Education. Locations: Everett; Kitsap Peninsula; Olympic Peninsula; and Seattle.


We are able to help with conference and event planning; custom language and cultural international programs; administration and proctoring exams


Where to find us

Western Washington University - Directions
Extended Education
College Hall 133
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

How to get in touch

(360) 650-3308



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