- Hyatt Hall
- tel: 610-499-4294
- fax: 610-499-4623
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 120
- tel: 610-499-4282
- fax: 610-499-4369
- Hyatt Hall, Room 216
- Tel: 610-499-4629
- fax: 610-499-4623
- Exton Campus
- tel: 484-713-0088
- fax: 484-713-0099
Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies
Shawn M. Fitzgerald, PhD
Dr. Fitzgerald is the Dean of the School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies. He is an active interdisciplinary researcher having published over 40 articles.
We strive to be the metropolitan area’s first choice for undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, lifelong learning, adult education, innovative leadership, and community partnerships. The School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies is committed to lifelong learning and is prepared to offer education programs to anyone at any age and any time.
The mission of the School of Education, Innovation, and Continuing Studies is to promote
excellence in academics, lifelong learning, effective leadership, sustained partnerships,
civic engagement, and global citizenship through a student-centered and inclusive
The Education Division at Widener University has a variety of programs from initial teacher certification through doctoral programs. Our faculty combines scholarly activity and real-life experience with a commitment to innovative teaching.
Our Continuing Studies Division is designed for working adults looking to earn their undergraduate degree, switch careers, or advance in their current one. Our adult education program is known for its quality, flexibility, and a staff of dedicated professionals who will give you personalized attention to make it easier for you to start a course of study—and stay with it.
Programs in professional writing offer a variety of courses with applications as diverse as business, healthcare, and nonprofits. Uniting these courses is experiential activity, through which students hone writing skills while building a professional portfolio. Courses can be taken individually or toward earning a minor in professional writing and a certificate in health care writing.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides mature adults with opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation, and social interaction. OLLI’s non-degree courses are centered on topics including current events, travel, history, literature, music, genealogy, languages, world religions, science, art, wine appreciation, and more.