Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE)

Employers need employees with industry-valued skills and knowledge to flourish in today's competitive workplace. This means everyone needs to keep learning to progress in their career. Professional and continuing education (als​​o called extended education) extends resources beyond the traditional university setting to accommodate the educational and professional development needs of today's workforce in a variety of program formats and settings.

What kind of student are you?

Campus Contacts

Contact a campus to get information about PaCE offerings.

Paying for Your Education

There are a variety of programs, both public and private, to help adult learners.

About Us

The CSU's PaCE program serves thousands of students with a wide variety of programs across all 23 campuses. 


The PaCE staff is led by Sheila Thomas, Ed.D., assistant vice chancellor and dean, and is based at the CSU Chancellor's Office in Long Beach.