School of Education and Human Development
(2010 Undergraduate Catalog)
Lifelong Learning Programs
These courses of varying lengths address different cultural, scholarly, personal and professional topics. See www.smu.edu/informal
for additional information.
Creative Writing Workshops. Creative writing instructors, noted authors and publishers lead noncredit writing workshops. Selected participants are invited to submit manuscripts for review by New York literary agents, editors and publishing houses. Additional information is available at www.creativewriting.smu.edu.
Noncredit language-conversation courses typically include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/informal.
Graduate Test Preparation.
Study courses for the GRE graduate school entry exam, GMAT graduate admission test and LSAT law school aptitude test are offered throughout the year. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/testprep.
Certificate Program in Financial Planning.
SMU offers a certification in this fast-growing professional field. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/cpfp.
(offered through the Gifted Students Institute) allows a small and carefully chosen group of highly motivated and academically able high school students to get a head start on college and a taste of campus life through SMU credit opportunities. Available during the summer; www.smu.edu/ce.
Talented and Gifted
(offered through the Gifted Students Institute) provides intellectual challenges and cultural and social learning experiences to academically accelerated students completing the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade. TAG is a summer opportunity that offers both credit and noncredit courses. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/tag.
offers a variety of workshops for students ages 5 through 18. Workshop topics include study skills, reading, test preparation, math, science, vocabulary and writing. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/read.
Summer Youth Program
offers one- and two-week special-interest enrichment workshops throughout the summer in the areas of technology, computers, multimedia, writing, art, math, science, literature, gaming, the Internet, study skills, leadership and social skills. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/SummerYouth.