About SMU.

Are you a single mom? Are you a church or community leader who works with single moms? Then Single Mom University is for you! Single Mom University supports and promotes the education of single moms through online, self-paced, life skills courses that teach financial security, positive parenting habits, career preparation, and self-care. Through teaching modules and video lectures, single parents from around the world can become more adequately equipped to enhance life skills in three core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health and Wellness. Parenting electives range from parenting infants and toddlers to successfully navigating teen years, including setting parental boundaries, unlocking discipline techniques and more. Financial curriculum includes understanding your credit report, planning for college, developing a resume, budgeting, and others. Some of our Health and Wellness modules include cooking healthy on a budget, fitness and exercise, battling fear, unlocking forgiveness, and much more.

For support group leaders, we’ve created a special Ministry Leaders track that is industry-leading in helping you serve single mothers well. Your courses include tips on fundraising, recruiting and training volunteers, planning events, growing your group, ways to stay healthy in your journey and beyond. Additionally, you have access to 100% of the single mom coursework, making Single Mom University (SMU) a perfect solution for those who are looking for curriculum to teach in a support group. Simply log in to SMU, watch a class with your group, and download homework questions for discussion.

For only $19.95, single moms and single mom supporters have access to more than 70 courses, pdf’s, national discussion forums, and much more (Scholarships are available, as well).

We’ve selected only the best instructors for our classrooms. Each instructor has a personal tie to single parenthood, whether they are or were a single mom, were raised by one, or simply have a long-standing relationship with single mothers in their field of expertise. We are excited to have landed teachers with national audiences who have proven tips on how to live life well.

For more information, be sure to visit our FAQs page and our student handbook. What are you waiting for? GET STARTED TODAY!

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SMU Director.

Juliet P. Brand

Jennifer Maggio


Jennifer Maggio is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as Chief Executive Officer for the global nonprofit, The Life of a Single Mom. She was named one of 2015's Top 10 Most Influential People in America by Dr. John Maxwell. She is a national speaker who has been featured in countless media venues, including The New York Times. She is an 11-time Circle of Excellence Winner who climbed the corporate ladder, before launching The Life of a Single Mom. Maggio's personal journey through homelessness, abuse, and years of parenting alone has fueled her passion to see every single mother empowered, encouraged, and equipped to do life well.

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Courses Overview.

Single Mom University courses are designed to teach financial security, positive parenting habits, career preparation, and self-care. Classes incorporate curriculum in three core areas: Parenting, Finances, and Health & Wellness.


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