This course is comprised of seven-weeks of facilitated Distance Learning (DL) followed by three-weeks of In-Residence (IR) education in Newport, Rhode Island. There is one non-academic week between the two phases, making the course 11 weeks from start to finish. All students must attend the DL and IR phases consecutively; the two phases cannot be split up.
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The SEA Course is for Navy Active Duty/FTS military, Sister Service military, SELRES (all Services), and International Partners. Navy Selected Reservists (SELRES) are included in all SEA Classes.
SELRES who cannot complete the full three weeks in-residence should register for either SEA-219 or SEA-224 as SELRES in these two classes will graduate after two weeks in-residence. The curriculum is the same, but the in-residence schedule for SELRES assigned to these two classes will be compressed (i.e., same curriculum but longer class days in-residence).
Course Eligibility & Prerequisite
To establish a baseline for professional discussion, students must complete a Professional Military Education online course prior to registering for an Empower account.
We allow a limited number of Navy E-7s in each class, please see course prerequisite for eligibility.See Course Prerequisite
During the Distance Learning (DL) phase students read, write papers, and interact with instructors and each other via the Blackboard Learning Management System. Students can expect approximately 12 to 15 hours of academic work each week during the seven-week DL phase.More on Distance Learning
The In-Residence (IR) phase builds on the material covered in the Distance Learning (DL) phase. For example, the outlines from the Problem Essay, Heritage Essay, and Capstone Essay are used to produce speeches during the In-Residence phase of the course.More on In-Residence