Online Instruction

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Quality Education on Your Schedule 

As a full-time working professional, the online classes provided me a unique and priceless opportunity to study at will. Online education is a valuable resource at CSU. I can't tell you how thankful I am for it. - CSU online student

Is online education right for you? 

Online education isn’t for everyone, but for the right student the flexibility and convenience offered by taking online courses can be life changing.

Online courses and programs at Chicago State University (CSU) are designed for students who are able to take responsibility for their own learning, are comfortable using a computer and other necessary technologies, and are able to communicate effectively through writing. To be successful, students need reliable access to a computer and the internet and must be able to log into their online course at least two to three times per week and actively participate in class.

Online at Chicago State University

Chicago State University (CSU) offers online courses and degree programs. SARA institutions annually commit to several steps designed to ensure that courses and programs they offer through the SARA initiative provide high-quality learning opportunities that can help students reach their goals.

 To find available online courses, talk with your advisor or search the Course Catalog. Online courses are designated Schedule Type: Distance Learning (Web).

 Online Graduate Programs

The College of Education offers three completely online graduate degree programs.

The Graduate Programs in Education (GPED) will also offer the following online courses during Spring:

  • ELCF 5235.51 and ELCF 5335  - for the Principal Prep Program
  • ELCF 5390.51 and ELCF 5620.51 - for the Curriculum and Instruction Program
  • SED 5476.51 and SED5487.51 - for the special education program.

Future Students


Enrollment and Registration

To register for online courses, a student must be fully enrolled at CSU. Students must contact their advisor in order to access online registration through Cougar Connect.

Current Online Students

Our section for current online students has useful links to everything you need for technical and academic support for online learning.
Need immediate assistance? For technical help, contact Moodle Support at