PACE creates opportunities and collaborates with various colleges on the University of Oklahoma campus to offer credit courses and non-credit programs; partners with state agencies and federal government; various art and educational community groups and individuals to serve Oklahoma communities in professional development, lifelong academic learning and community education.

Professional, Academic, and Community Education (PACE) offers University students, alumni, and other individuals and groups additional opportunities to gain academic credit both online and traditionally in order to obtain their dream of earning a degree from a nationally recognized higher education institution, collaborates to offer educational programs to meet community needs and interest, training programs to educators, business and industry partners as well as the administration of grants and contracts with public, private and government agencies.

PACE content area specialists work with professionals, academic departments and agencies to provide:

  • Advanced Placement Summer Institute for middle school and high school teachers
  • Arts & history education through free lecture series and the annual Medieval Fair at Reeves Park
  • Health Seminar Series that provide professional development and medical education training to health professionals
  • Lean Six/Sigma Fundamental training workshops and certification
  • Project Management Professional Development: Fundamentals, CAPM certification, PMI-PMP certification Prep Bootcamp, PM Leadership Training
  • Program Management Certification Prep Bootcamp (PgMP)
  • AGILE and SCRUM Certification Prep Bootcamp (PMI-ACP)
  • OU's MCAT2015 Prep Course (preparation for the Medical College Admission Test)
  • Intersession Course opportunities for currently admitted University of Oklahoma students to gain credit hours needed for graduation
  • Non-credit Travel Study Program that offers study both within the United States and throughout the world
  • Various community based programs that reflect local interest in particular subjects

Upcoming Events

  • Medieval Fair Performer Proposals due

    Entertainment for the Medieval Fair is selected by a jury process. Proposal requirements can be found at The Medieval Fair is a medieval festival and not a renaissance festival. The flavor is as different as chocolate is to vanilla. The year is 1360 in Avalon England near Glastonbury Abbey and King Edward III has just signed a peace treaty with France. The Entertainment Jury is focused on selecting quality acts that best fit our theme as well as our mission statement “To ignite the spark of curiosity that leads to lifelong learning through educational entertainment.” The Medieval Fair is a program of the University of Oklahoma Outreach. All performances and content should be appropriate for general audiences, i.e. Rated G.

  • Medieval Fair Lecture - "Machiavelli and the Corruption of Politics"

    Presentation by Dr. Kevin Crow, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma This presentation will examine how Niccolò Machiavelli radically altered the meaning and goal of politics as understood by classical and medieval political theorists.

  • Medieval Midwinter Ball

    The Medieval Midwinter Ball brings you an opportunity to learn the lively and exciting dances of the medieval and renaissance time periods while you dine, drink and dance the night away in the beautiful Molly Shi Boren Ballroom of the Oklahoma Memorial Union at the University of Oklahoma. A sumptuous buffet will be provided by University Catering for your feasting pleasure. Professional musicians and dancers will be on hand to surround you with music and teach you the dances. More details coming soon!

  • MCAT Prep Course

    University of Oklahoma is providing an MCAT Prep Course for students preparing for their medical school entrance exam. The course will run Dec 12, 2015 through March 28, 2016. Registration with payment of the $825 fee is open February 9, 2015 through December 4, 2015. For OU students only who need to rely on financial aid disbursement, there is a Register Now/Pay-Later contracted option available whereby an OU student can register now and pay no later than August 21, 2015 via cash, check or card. You can register now and receive an invoice, as this is a contracted promise to pay. Note: this is not a course that can receive payment via Bursar account deduction you must make payment in person, by phone or mail to the CCE Registrar. For more information and to register please visit

  • Project Management: Leadership

    OU's Project Management Leadership course - Impacting Project Success is a half-day, non-credit course specifically designed for sponsors and project leaders/managers with upcoming and/or ongoing projects. Join us to learn how purposeful engagement can be swift and meaningful, and catapult your next project to success. This workshop will refresh your project management knowledge and provide you with new information. Further details and registration for this course can be found at

  • Medieval Fair

    Held annually since 1977, this living history fair features arts, crafts, food, games, educational exhibits, demonstrations and ongoing entertainment at seven stages.