Continuing And Professional Education

Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) develops and delivers innovative programs through a demand-driven approach to address the education needs of professionals across a variety of businesses and industries.

Featured Programs

bitsIO logoBig Data Analytics – Splunk Fundamentals
Big data analytics is a highly marketable skill set. Splunk is a leading big data platform that provides a unified way to organize and extract real-time insights from massive amounts of machine data from virtually any source. The Splunk Fundamentals course offered in partnership with the UIS College of Business and Management and bitsIO, Inc., a local Springfield business, will prepare participants to pass the Splunk Core Certified User exam. View the Splunk Fundamentals page to register now for the next course.

Teacher Summer Sessions for CEU/CPDU Credit

4 half days Monday – Thursday (4 hours) in an online environment working through conversations with the instructor live via Zoom and other activities. Participants will earn 15 CPDUs, 2 CEUs and a digital badge. Register today!

Social Justice Academy: Working Toward Educational Equity Workshop
The Social Justice Academy: Working toward Educational Equity workshop will acquaint participants with the latest research on the need for educational equity and cultural responsive classrooms, to guide participants in creating their own culturally responsive classrooms and schools, and to guide participants in the development of strategies to advocate for their own students.

Work-Life Integration Workshop
This workshop will acquaint participants with the latest research on work/life integration and how to manage the important aspects of their lives. Working toward Work-Life Integration will engage participants during the training through analysis, discovery, and application of the latest research on the elements of life: work, community, wellness, and home.

Open Educational Resources in the K-12 Classroom – ISBE OER Microcredential

This 8-week course is an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for K12 environments. Participants will explore, evaluate, and select OER for use in their classrooms. Participants will discuss topics related to OER benefits, challenges, trends, and issues. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn 30 Professional Development hours and a badge that will be included on their Illinois Professional Educator License.


Learn skills necessary to obtain your Digital Accessibility for Educators Certificate.
UIS is one of the very few institutions offering skill development for digital accessibility. This professional certificate program focuses on foundational information and specific skills for educators, instructional designers, and other staff who develop digital resources for courses. View our PD catalog and register now.

UIS CAPE Programs & Services

Professional Development & Training

Earn CEUs through online courses, conferences, one-day workshops, and short certificate programs to maintain professional certifications and stay current in topics and technologies for your industry.


Non-Credit Online Courses

Develop new job skills in fields such as cyber security, project management, online teaching, and many others. Advance your career in IT, K-12 teaching, hospitality, grant writing, personal training, and more. Professional certificates in online teaching and leadership, mobile app development, and more.

Digital Accessibility Remediation

Let the UIS Digital Accessibility Remediation Team (DART) take the work out of accessibility compliance. Word, PDF, PowerPoint, video and audio captioning and transcript services are available.

Instructional Design Consultation

CAPE offers instructional design consultation and services, including developing learning outcomes, content organization, media creation, assessment development and alignment, and technology integration.

Business & Professional Customized Services

Do you want to explore customized online, blended, or classroom training for your organization? Contact us for digital badging, online course hosting, instructional design and development, and test proctoring.