Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Our Mission

Mural ​​​​​​​Mission Statement​​​

​​​​​​​Cleveland State University, as an anchor institution of higher education, has a responsibility to directly address economic development issues faced by its community members. Taking up this responsibility as a mission of the Division of Continuing and Extended Education, we partner with the community including individuals and organizations aligned with these goals, to provide solutions for improving public welfare through workforce development training and other education opportunities.

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The Division of Continuing and Extended Education at Cleveland State University offers various workforce development certifications and certificates to assist displaced workers, under-paid workers, transitioning workers, and others pursue training and education as well as lifelong learning interests and professional development. As a part of the Division’s mission, we should be a resource within the community we serve, helping create economic equity in Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio.

Guiding Principles


  • Economic inclusion for CSU’s local and regional community is a driving force behind each of the Divisions three branches: lifelong learning, workforce development, and new knowledge & engagement.
     
  • Continuing education should be dynamic, flexible, and modifiable to accommodate changing situations, trends, and labor market needs.
     
  • Continuing education will adhere to CSU’s inclusion and diversity priorities, strategic plan, and workforce development priorities.
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  • ​​​​​​​Continuing education should be available to all. The most effective way to ensure availability is to use multiple delivery methods including eLearning and community-based programs as well as on-campus.

Strategic Plan