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Continuing Education & Professional Development

Achieve your professional goals with Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development

You can receive a Drake education regardless of your location through Drake’s Continuing Education & Professional Development programs. See each specific program page to learn more about credit and how it may be applied toward your educational goals.

Programs and Partners

Mission Statement

The Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development Department (CEPD) is dedicated to the continuing education and advancement of PreK-12 teachers, athletic coaches, and administrators across North America and beyond. Working with our partner organizations, CEPD develops and delivers high-quality graduate online, face-to-face, self-paced and blended learning opportunities that are timely, practical and rigorous.


Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since that association was established in 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456,

Contact Information

Drake University School of Education
Continuing Education & Professional Development
3206 University Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

You may call the Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development Office Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:00 (CST), at:

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October 25, 2016
Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center will celebrate 40 years of service to the community this week with a celebration, during which they will announce a brand new literacy program.