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Area Education Agencies and Other Partners

Iowa has nine Area Education Agencies (AEAs). The function of each AEA is to serve as an intermediate unit between the Department of Education, school districts, and local schools. Each AEA offers media services, special education services, and general educational services.

The AEAs found below partner with Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development to offer graduate credit to area educators enrolled in professional development courses. These courses are reviewed and approved by the Drake School of Education's Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies department. More than 2,100 courses are offered each year.

Please check with your AEA, school district or the Iowa BOEE to confirm that each course you want to take will meet your individual requirements.

Links to our AEA Partners

Other Educational Partners

Graduate Credit Information

Drake credit (EDMA) may be used in the following ways:

  • Renewal of teaching certificates.
  • Advancement on local salary schedules.
  • Elective credits toward graduate degree programs (with advisor approval).
SOE News
February 22, 2018
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.