CSEA Free College Programs


Free for CSEA members and their family members. CSEA is proud to offer free college to members and their families for no out-of-pocket costs for tuition, books, and fees. You and/or any family members are eligible to attend. There is no limit to the number of family members who can enroll, and family members do not need to be your dependents or living with you to be eligible.

CSEA Free Associate Degree Program

is offered in partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College

CSEA Free Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

is offered in partnership with Central State University and offers the opportunity to earn a teaching credential

“I felt like I certainly wouldn’t be able to pursue education beyond this if I didn’t take this step into CSEA’s Free College Program, and what a rewarding journey it has been. I would recommend this program to others in a heartbeat.”
- Guaren Long, Member, Snowline Unified CSEA Chapter 278
“I felt like I certainly wouldn’t be able to pursue education beyond this if I didn’t take this step into CSEA’s Free College Program, and what a rewarding journey it has been. I would recommend this program to others in a heartbeat.”
- Guaren Long, Member, Snowline Unified CSEA Chapter 278

CSEA Free College Programs


Free for CSEA members and their family members. CSEA is proud to offer free college to members and their families for no out-of-pocket costs for tuition, books, and fees. You and/or any family members are eligible to attend. There is no limit to the number of family members who can enroll, and family members do not need to be your dependents or living with you to be eligible.

CSEA Free Associate Degree Program

is offered in partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College

CSEA Free Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

is offered in partnership with Central State University and offers the opportunity to earn a teaching credential

“I felt like I certainly wouldn’t be able to pursue education beyond this if I didn’t take this step into CSEA’s Free College Program, and what a rewarding journey it has been. I would recommend this program to others in a heartbeat.”
- Guaren Long, Member, Snowline Unified CSEA Chapter 278

CSEA Free Associate Degree Program


This program offers various degree programs to choose from and is completely online. Earn an Associate degree or take courses for professional growth or personal enrichment without earning a degree at no cost. Be sure to check your CSEA contract to determine if you have salary enhancements for professional growth.

CSEA Free Associate Degree Program


This program offers various degree programs to choose from and is completely online. Earn an Associate degree or take courses for professional growth or personal enrichment without earning a degree. Be sure to check your CSEA contract to determine if you have salary enhancements for professional growth. Earn an Associates degree or take courses for professional growth or personal enrichment without earning a degree at no cost.

CSEA Free Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

In partnership with Central State University


Complete a bachelor’s degree online from an accredited university at no cost for tuition, books, and fees. Currently there are five degree programs to choose from. The two education degrees include attaining a teaching license.

1) Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3) 2) Bachelor of Science in Education Intervention Specialist – (Mild/Moderate – K-12) 3) Bachelor of Science in Business Management 4) Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice 5) Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Interdisciplinary Studies

CSEA Free Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

In partnership with Eastern Gateway Community College


CSEA is proud to offer this very special benefit to CSEA members and their families. The schools are regionally accredited, taught online, and offer multiple degree programs with no out-of-pocket costs for tuition, books, and fees*. You and/or any family members are eligible to attend. There is no limit to the number of family members who can enroll, and family members do not need to be your dependents or living with you to be eligible.

Complete a bachelor’s degree online from an accredited university at no cost for tuition, books, and fees. Currently there are five degree programs to choose from.

1) Bachelor of Science in Education – Early Childhood (PK-Grade 3) 2) Bachelor of Science in Education Intervention Specialist – (Mild/Moderate – K-12) 3) Bachelor of Science in Business Management 4) Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice 5) Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Interdisciplinary Studies

Teaching Licenses

As part of the degrees in Education, the student can do their student teaching in California and obtain their Ohio Teaching License in PK-Grade 3 or Intervention Specialist (Mild/Moderate – K-12). They can then transfer this to a California Teaching Credential. The student should contact the credential manager at their local County Office of Education, including informing them that they will have the Ohio Teaching License with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and find out what the process is and what it translates to in terms of teaching credentials in California.