Continuing Education

Division of Continuing and Extended Education

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • Liberal Sciences
  • Maxine College
  • School of Health Sciences
  • CSU 3
  • College of Law
  • CSU 2
  • Confucius Institute
  • CSU

The Division of Continuing and Extended Education at Cleveland State University offers professional license retention courses, stacked credential opportunities, professional development programs, and life-long learning classes throughout the university. CSU designs continuing education courses to meet national and international quality standards as well as CSU's learning values, teaching methods and rigorous academic standards. 

Cleveland State University provides reasonable accommodations available for individuals with disabilities for all Continuing and Extended Education courses and programs. For more information on available accommodations, please contact the CSU Office of Disability Services at or by calling 216.687.2015.

Why pursue a short-term credential, certificate or professional certification?*

Education is the surest path to economic advancement in the United States today. Non-degree programs in the form of micro-credentials, certificate programs and professional certifications are increasingly in high-demand by employers.

Did you know adults without a postsecondary degree who hold a certificate or certification have higher full-time employment rates than their peers with no credential?

Adults who earn a credential have a median income of $45,000 versus $30,000 for those without a credential.

For some occupations, the income premium from a certificate or certification is as high as $25,000 per year.

Earning a certificate or credential from Cleveland State University means your employer will trust your new expertise because of CSU’s reputation for innovative collaboration in the workforce and professional development with business, industry, and government and for its reputation as a critical, regional force for education excellence.  

*Source: Strada/Gallup/Lumina report, “Certified Value” 2019.


For professional development courses and information visit 
Monte Ahuja College of Business, Professional Development Center 

Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 217
1860 E. 18th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-687-6957


For professional development courses and information visit
Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL) Continuing Education and Professional Development

2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 275
Cleveland,OH 44115
Phone: (216) 687-3867

For English as a Second Language courses and information visit

English as a Second Language (ESL) or contact Michele Bowman at 


For continuing education courses in modern languages visit
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences—Modern Languages

For professional development in social work visit
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences—Social Work

Rhodes Tower, Room 1822
1860 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.3660


For CLE courses and information visit
Cleveland Marshall College of Law CLE and Public Events

1801 Euclid Avenue, LB 138
Phone: (216) 687-2300
Fax: (216) 687-6881


For continuing education courses and information visit
College of Sciences & Health Professions
(216) 875-9710


For Continuing Education, Leadership and Professional Development visit
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Urban Building, Room 335
1717 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.2135


For continuing education courses and information please visit
School of Nursing Continuing Education

Julka Hall, Room 238
2485 Euclid Avenue
Phone: (216) 687-3598
Fax: (216) 687-3556


For continuing education courses, FE prep courses, and annual CEU events visit
Washkewicz College of Engineering

Washkewicz Hall Room 305
2300 Chester Avenue
Phone: 216.687.2555
Fax: 216.687.9280


For continuing education courses and information please visit

Rhodes Tower 1237
2121 Euclid Avenue
Phone: (216) 687-5431
Fax: (216) 875-9784