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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does a student get an additional transcript?

A. Transcript ordering information may be found online by Clicking Here.

Q. Do my students receive 1098T/Tax information?

A. If a student takes an EDMA course, a1098T will be available for printing through the Drake Student Portal (blueView). Click on the link below to access blueView:

 Accessing your Student Account Information

Q. What if I have questions about writing my syllabus? Is there someone that can help me?

A. You are encouraged to first contact your Professional Development Department within the AEA where you are teaching. However, Terry Thorpe may be able to answer your questions as well. She may be reached at: (515) 271-3976 or terry.thorpe@drake.edu

Q. Who do students contact if they are interested in applying for admission into a School of Education graduate degree or endorsement program?

A.  Please have interested students contact Valerie Thacker: 

Valerie Thacker
Graduate Admissions Coordinator 
Education Building 
3206 University Ave 
Des Moines, IA  50311-3820
valerie.thacker@drake.edu
515-271-2552

Q. How do I contact Continuing Education & Professional Development?

A. See the Contact Us page on this web site or call 1-800-76-TEACH.

Q. Will my students automatically get a transcript once they complete their course?

A. Yes, one transcript is sent free of charge to the student's home once the course is completed.

Q. How do I count contact hours and outside of class hours when developing my course? 

A. For each hour of graduate credit offered, there must be a minimum of 15 instructor-led hours and 30 hours of work outside of class. Please keep in mind you need a total of 45 hours per credit hour, thus, if the instructor-led portion of your course meets more than 15 hours you may count any time past the initial 15 contact hours towards the out-of-class work. 

Q. How do I know how much time I should allow for reading, writing and other outside of class activities? 

A. Please check with your AEA or call us directly related to this. 

Q. Do students need to keep a log of out of class hours and report them to me/the instructor? 

A. No, they do not need to report to you/the instructor the amount of time they spend completing the assignments. 

Q. How can EDMA credit be used? 

A. It can be used* the following ways:

  • Relicensure
  • Salary Advancement
  • As an elective in a graduate degree program (with advisor approval)

*Students should always check in advance to make sure the course they are taking will count in the way they wish. 

 

 

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