MacEwan University’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) designs and delivers innovative courses to enhance your career and life.

SCE offers a wide range of programs and services to early and mid-career professionals, as well as for learners seeking access to post-secondary certificates, diplomas and degrees. Customized courses and skill development are available for business and industry both locally and internationally. Our instructors are passionate about teaching and engage learners by sharing real-world skills and examples.

The future of work is yours to discover. Labour market information shows us that technology is advancing rapidly, and that digital and analytical skills are increasingly required in the workplace. We also know that “people” skills, such as the ability to problem solve, build effective teams and innovate are essential for the workplace.

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Over 20

certificate programs

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Over 300


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Over 9,000


Office of the Dean

Heather Mcrae

Dr. Heather McRae, EdD, M.S., B.Ed

Heather McRae was appointed Founding Dean of the School of Continuing Education on April 14, 2014. The School of Continuing Education was created through centralizing six program areas from faculties and schools at MacEwan University. Annual enrollment is currently over 15,000 in more than 200 courses and programs; approximately 30% of total enrolment is in credit/ministry approved courses.

As Dean of the School of Continuing Education at MacEwan University, Heather is responsible for developing and overseeing the academic and administrative direction of all programs and services within the School. This involves collaboration and consultation within and outside of the university, needs assessment, partnerships with key stakeholders and the establishment of structures and processes that enable student participation and success.

Heather has completed a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Science from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in both the college and university sectors and previously as the Associate Dean of Engaged Learning at the University of Alberta.

In a world where the workplace is changing rapidly due to technology, it is increasingly necessary to maintain and grow our skills.
Dr. Heather McRae, dean