Continuing Education

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The WWII continuing education track provides a rich sequence of online courses that will allow WWII experts and educators to learn at their own pace, while gaining premier knowledge that can be used in their professional careers. Learners of all backgrounds will be able to increase their knowledge of the war, as well as their critical thinking skills, while achieving quality personal growth and intellectual development through the vanguard coursework.

The Student Experience

The continuing education program aims at the student who is less concerned with grading and accumulation of academic credit hours, and more interested in the satisfaction and intellectual stimulation of lifelong learning. Continuing education courses will be briefer and more concise, while still drawing upon the combined resources and personnel of The National WWII Museum and Arizona State University.

Continuing education courses will also take participants “behind the lines” at the Museum, allowing them to see artifacts and documents that are not displayed as part of the regular exhibits. Without assignments, papers, or exams, the continuing education experience amounts to education for the purest reason of all: the challenge of learning.


Meet Our Instructors

Taught by the scholars of The National WWII Museum’s Institute for the Study of War and Democracy; Museum historians, curators, and educators; as well as leading faculty from Arizona State University, the WWII continuing education program provides lifelong learners in-depth insights into the war and its legacies. Get to know some of the course instructors:

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World War II: Air War, Pacific Theater

During World War II military aviation played a significant role in all theaters of the war. From nimble and fast single engine fighters like the Japanese Zero and the P-51 to lumbering B-17 and B-24 strategic bombers, the use of aircraft not only changed the course of the war, but altered the future of warfare. This course will address the growth of military aviation from before “The Great War,” its advancement through the interwar years, and then its use during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This class will address both the doctrinal and material developments of military aviation and role they played. Through use of lectures, round-table discussions, first-person narratives, and suggested readings this course will address the salient developments of airpower in the war, aviation’s effect on the war’s outcome, and airpower’s lasting legacy to the contemporary era.

Register by April 22 and get 10% off using code WWIIAWPT.

Registration: April 8 - May 13
Course Run: May 6 - July 8

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