Distance Learning

Courses & Programs Offered Online

There are many online courses offered through Western Illinois University using the course management system WesternOnline and three online degree programs.

Online Courses

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree (BGS) - formerly Board of Trustees BA degree

This highly individualized and flexible program recognizes that adults may have attended a variety of educational institutions and accepts transfer of passing course work taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities.

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

The Master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology helps students learn to apply technology in a variety of different instructional settings.

Master of Science in Education-Elementary Education

The online elementary education graduate program is designed to help practicing elementary and middle school teachers use research-based teaching strategies that accommodate the needs of diverse learners in their classrooms, use assessment to guide instruction, create positive learning communities, and empower all students to learn.