East Chicago Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the School City of East Chicago and Chicago State University's College of Education is a strategic initiative to address teacher shortages in underserved communities. It targets employees with emergency teaching permits or working as paraprofessionals and aides, helping them pursue a bachelor's degree and teaching licensure by covering all costs. As the Education Preparation Provider, CSU's College of Education is committed to training future teachers. Launching in Fall 2024, the partnership aims to increase the number of certified teachers and improve education in these communities. This collaboration demonstrates a mutual commitment to advancing high-quality, accessible teacher preparation.


Department of Education
Studies  (DES)
Department of Education Studies
DES offers degrees from undergraduate to master's, including non-degree courses. Focused on creating certified educators for diverse populations, it provides financial/academic support, with career paths in various educational roles.
Department of Advanced Studies
in Education (DASE)
Department of Advanced Studies in Education (DASE)
DASE offers top-tier Master's, post-master's, and Doctoral programs in Education, preparing leaders in educational leadership, curriculum, higher education, and special education to foster equity and opportunity in a diverse world. Programs include CIIF, EDDL, HEA, PRIN, and SED, focusing on theory, practice, and leadership.
Health Education, Physical Education
and Recreation (HEPER)
Health Education, Physical Education & Recreation (HEPER)
HEPER offers undergrad & grad programs in Health Ed., Physical Ed., & Recreation,
including BS in Ed. for Physical Ed. & BS in Recreation, with paths in teaching, coaching, health ed., fitness, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation. Masters & online degrees available.