East Chicago Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the School City of East Chicago and the College of Education at Chicago State University (CSU) represents a strategic initiative to address critical teacher shortages in underserved communities. The initiative targets individuals employed with emergency teacher permits or as paraprofessionals and teacher aides. This program facilitates their pursuit of a bachelor's degree and teacher licensure by covering all associated expenses. As the designated Education Preparation Provider, CSU's College of Education is committed to equipping aspiring teachers with the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary for success. Launching in the Summer of 2024, this partnership promises to bolster the supply of certified teachers, thereby enhancing educational opportunities and outcomes in communities in need. This collaborative effort underscores a shared dedication to improving education through accessible, high-quality 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.