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Online Learning at Pacific Lutheran University

Pacific Lutheran University has a strong history of providing students with an exceptional learning experience. Yet across the world, higher education is enveloped in transformation, with technology innovation increasingly influencing the process of teaching and learning. As PLU moves into the future, it is possible to embrace the new while remaining grounded in the University’s history and values.

Online and blended programs for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students extend the university’s mission beyond campus borders, providing high-quality options that meet a variety of student needs while fostering strong student-faculty relationships and learning communities. Use this website to learn more about online offerings, training for faculty, and whether online and blended learning are right for you.


Undergraduate academic courses offered online during Summer Sessions run at a reduced rate of $390 per credit hour, but are still prepared and delivered by high-quality, PLU faculty. Online continuing education and professional development courses offer budget-friendly ways to meet credentialing requirements or add new skills to your resume.


To help degree-seeking students fulfill general education and degree requirements to graduate on-time, PLU’s Summer Sessions offers a variety of online courses across disciplines. Online and blended continuing education courses allow educators and healthcare professionals to meet their certification requirements with reduced impact on the rest of their lives.


Do work or family responsibilities interfere with your ability to come to campus for class? Taking a job or internship out of town for the summer? Online and blended courses extend the PLU learning experience beyond the confines of campus and offer schedule flexibility. And even students living and working nearby can benefit from the independent, individualized, technology-rich learning experiences that blended and online courses offer.

Sampling of Online and Blended Courses
Course Title
BUSA 202 Financial Accounting
BUSA 305 Behavior in Organizations
COMA 399 Career Exploration
CSCI 115 Solve It With Computers MR,NS
EDUC 970J Reaching Young Readers (653)
EDUC 970K Differentiation & Grading(665)
EDUC 970L Web EDU (681)
EDUC 970M Fully Wired (693)
EDUC 970N Words Matter (698)
EDUC 970P Instructional Strategies (704)
EDUC 970Q Super Sub (705)
EDUC 970S Sticks and Stones (712)
EDUC 970U Differentiated Learning (717)
EDUC 970X Effective Classrm Mgmt (737)
EDUC 970Y Gender Matters (738)
EDUC 970Z Struggling Student (753)
EDUC 971A Bldg Comprehension (760)
EDUC 971B Reading Grades 4-12 (766)
EDUC 971C Across the Spectrum (776)
EDUC 971D Tapping the Talent (783)
EDUC 971E Achieving Success ELL (842)
EDUC 971F Virtual Field Tripping (846)
EDUC 971G Caring for Mental Health (854)
EDUC 971H What Great Teachers Do (855)
EDUC 971J Parent Trap (859)
EDUC 971K Bldg Successful Readers (880)
EDUC 971L Prof Learning Communities(897)
EDUC 971P Exelling EC Classroom (910)
EDUC 971Q Mental Health of Young (915)
EDUC 971R Good to Great (920)
EDUC 971S Teach Well, Learn Well (921)
EDUC 971T Courage to Care (958)
EDUC 971U What Kids Need (964)
EDUC 971V In the Face of Poverty (966)
EDUC 971W What Great MS Teachers Do(968)
EDUC 971Y Math Works (970)
EDUC 971Z The Driving Force (988)
EDUC 972B 180 Degrees (990)
EDUC 972C Text Seminar (991)
EDUC 972E Respectful Learners (993)
EDUC 972H Lost in Translation (5026)
EDUC 972J ADHD (5027)
EDUC 972K Successful Strategies (5044)
EDUC 972L Assignment Homework (5045)
EDUC 972M The Future is Now (5046)
EDUC 972Q The Sky's the Limit (5049)
EDUC 972R Technology (5061)
EDUC 972U The Write Stuff (5079)
EDUC 972W Teach Like a Champ (5683)
EDUC 972X Culturally Comp. Educ (5702)
EDUC 972Y Inclusion Strategies (5394)
EDUC 972Z Today's Learner (5751)
EDUC 973A Refocus and Recharge (5792)
EDUC 973B Math Probs/Sols:K-4 (5836)
EDUC 973D The Challenging Child (5838)
EDUC 973G One Stop Shop (5833)
EDUC 973H Bringing the Classroom (5834)
EDUC 973J Create & Captivate (5835)
EDUC 973K Common Core: 6-12 ELA (5839)
EDUC 973N Co-Teaching: Partners (5843)
EDUC 973P Flipping Your Classroom (5842)
EDUC 973Q Grief and Your Students (5845)
EDUC 973R Unlocking Info Text (5848)
EDUC 973S Learning to Learn (5847)
EDUC 973T Engaging Parents (5844)
EDUC 973U PBIS 101 (5850)
EDUC 973V Literacy Assessment (5846)
EDUC 973W Raise the Bar (5849)
EDUC 973X Mathematic Conversations(5851)
EDUC 973Y Leading Intentional Talk(5852)
EDUC 974A Moving Body/Thkg Brain (5853)
EDUC 974B Sp Ed Law 101 (687)
EDUC 974C Making Shift to STEM Ed (5080)
EDUC 974D Mindful School Leadership(898)
EDUC 974E STEAM Ed: Integrate Arts(5795)
EDUC 974H Coding: Consumer/Creator (804)
EDUC 974J Students w/ Pop Culture (998)
EDUC 974K Teach Sci Inq 5E Model (903)
EDUC 974L Mindset Matters (731)
EDUC 974N Hurdles Writing Instruc (650)
EDUC 975A Neurodiversity (5855)
EDUC 975C Project Based Learning (5856)
EDUC 975D Data Does It (5861)
EDUC 975F Moving Math (5854)
EDUC 975H Hit Play for Podcasts (800)
EDUC 975J Extensions for Education (801)
EDUC 975K YouTube in Classroom (802)
EDUC 975L Road School Improvement (5005)
EDUC 975M Building Peace (5006)
EDUC 975N Trauma Sensitive Teach (5007)
EDUC 975P Ready to Learn (5008)
EDUC 975Q Writer's Workshop (5015)
EDUC 975R Universal Design Learn (5035)
EDUC 975T Grant Writing Teachers (5085)
EDUC 975B Effctv Teacher Interview(5860)
EDUC 851 Methods/Leadership
EDUC 950 Acquisition Language Developmt
EDUC 952 Reading/Writing: Literacy
EDUC 953 English Structure
EDUC 954 Listening and Speaking
EDUC 955 Assessment Issues Instruments
EDUC 956 Cross Cultural Issues
EDUC 951 Methods/Leadership
EDUC 970A Brain Works (505)
EDUC 970B Literacy and Learning (506)
EDUC 970D Writer's Notebook 4-12 (598)
EDUC 970E The Write Foundation K-2 (608)
EDUC 970F Young Writers PreK-2 (642)
EDUC 970H Teaching with Technology (648)
ENGL 241 American Traditions in Lit LT
HISP 102 Elementary Spanish
HISP 101 IS: Elementary Spanish
HIST 388 ST:Early Western Civs SO
LATN 111 Intensive Latin
LATN 112 Intensive Latin
MUSI 101 Introduction to Music AR
MUSI 120 Music and Culture AR,C
NURS 260 Professional Foundations I
PHIL 125 Ethics and the Good Life PH
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology SO
RELI 229 Christian Health & Healing RC
RELI 229 Christian Health & Healing RC
SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology A, SO
SPED 921 Fndtns/Procs for Autism
SPED 917 Fndtns/Procs for Low Disbility
SPED 916 Fndtns/Procs for ECE
SPED 915 Fndtns/Procs for Emo/Behavior
SPED 914 Fndtns/Procs for Mild Disabili
SPED 912 Collaboration & Team Building
SPED 911 Fndtns/Procs for Devel Disabil
SPED 842 Technology in Special Educatio
SPED 905 Pedagogy Assessment
SPED 910 Fndtns/Procs for Assess, Eval
SPED 815 Fndtns/Procs for Emo/Behavior
SPED 817 Severe & Profound Disabilities
THEA 160 Intro to Theatre AR
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