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Distance Education

Our Mission

The mission of Distance Education at Austin Peay State University is to empower faculty and students to effectively employ emerging technologies and research based teaching practices to facilitate greater access to high quality and flexible higher education pathways.

Our Vision

Cultivate and Inspire Innovative Teaching and Learning in Distance Education Through Effective Implementation of Emerging Technologies and Research Based Teaching Practices.

About Online Learning at APSU

Family obligations, work commitments, gas prices – there are countless reasons why online learning could be a smart option for you.  Whether you start your journey at Austin Peay State University online initially, take an assortment of online and on ground courses, or move to fully online over time, the department of Distance Education will be here to support you. 

Austin Peay State University’s online courses offer an interactive approach to education combined with a user-friendly online platform. Even if you've never taken an online class before, you will find our online format easy to learn, navigate, and manage!  Online students access D2L ( and interact with instructors and classmates online in an interactive, asynchronous format.  It is important to know that online courses are not self-paced; courses begin and end on specific dates and class work has assigned deadlines.  Advising, library services, student support, and other forms of student assistance are available to online students.

APSU participates in the TN eCampus consortium which provides comprehensive educational programs and courses through a coordinated network of Tennessee Board of Regents colleges, universities, and colleges of applied technology.  Courses taken through the TN eCampus consortium are online and completely transferable among the participating institutions which are all fully accredited. In order to graduate from APSU when participating in the TN eCampus consortium at least 25% of the courses taken within the degree for undergraduate students and 33% of the courses taken within the degree for graduate students must be taught by APSU faculty. Please consult your Academic Advisor for more information.

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