Online Graduate Courses

Practical Information in a Convenient Format!

Drake University Continuing Education & Professional Development develops its own online content, and also offers a number of courses developed by PLS 3rd Learning.

Enrollment in any of these courses may be used for:

  • Renewal of teaching certificates.
  • Advancement on local salary schedules.
  • Elective credits in graduate degree programs.

Course Start Dates

The Drake course start dates are noted within the course listing. PLS 3rd Learning courses will run at the following times:

Fall 2015:

  • September 8 - November 2, 2015
  • October 6 - November 30, 2015

Spring 2016: 

  • Jan. 12 – March 7, 2016
  • Feb. 9 – April 4, 2016
  • March 1 – April 25, 2016

You may register through Friday morning of the first week of class. If you are registering after the class starts, please call: 1-866-PLS CLASS (757-2527). 

Courses Listed by Content Area

Click on the title of the course for more information/to register!

Athletic Coaching

High School Physical Education: Putting National Standards into Action (EDMA 252)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Fall 2015 Dates: September 21 - November 15, 2015  Registration deadline September 14.
Developed by Drake University
$595 (the text is not included in the tuition price)

The Mental Edge: Applied Sports Psychology for Coaches (EDMA 251)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Fall 2015 Dates: October 5 - November 29, 2015  Registration deadline September 28.
Developed by Drake University
$595 (the text is not included in the tuition price)

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Fall 2015 Dates: September 28 - November 22, 2015  Registration deadline September 21.
Developed by Drake University
$595 (the text is not included in the tuition price)

Bullying Prevention

Anti-Bullying: Where to Start (EDMA 205)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Next offered: Spring 2016 (Dates TBD)
Developed by Drake University
$595

Classroom Management

Classroom Management (EDMA 225)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching through Learning Channels (EDMA 241)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Purposeful Learning through Multiple Intelligences (EDMA 236)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $$725

Using Online Resources to Bring Primary Sources to the Classroom (EDMA 243)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $$725

Action Research (EDMA 221)
This course not offered in Summer 2015
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility (EDMA 238)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Cultural Competence: A Transformative Journey (EDMA 227)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom (EDMA 229)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

English Language Learner

Teaching the English Language Learner (EDMA 240)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Leadership

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Next offered: Spring 2016 (Dates TBD)
Developed by Drake University
$595

Licensure Specific

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Fall Dates: September 28 - November 22, 2015  Registration deadline September 21.
Developed by Drake University
$595 (the text is not included in the tuition price)

Online Learning and Instruction

Instructional Design for Online Educators (EDMA 234)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $$725

Blended and Synchronous Learning Design (EDMA 223)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Building Online Collaborative Environments (EDMA 224)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Action Research in the E-Learning Environment (EDMA 222)
This course not offered in Summer 2015
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Educating the Net-Generation (EDMA 230)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Simulations and Gaming Technologies for the Classroom (EDMA 237)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Facilitating Online Learning Communities (EDMA 231)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Reading and Literacy

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725
Next Offered: October 6 start date

Foundations of Literacy (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning $725
Next Offered: Spring 2016

Reading and Writing Conferences
1 Semester Hour of Graduate Credit
Next Offering: TBD
Developed by Drake University
$200 

Today's Children's Literature 
1 Semester Hour of Graduate Credit
Next offered: Summer 2016 (Dates TBD)
Developed by Drake University
$200

Important Online Course Information
Online course participants are required to read selected course materials, view video modules (where required), engage in weekly online discussion with colleagues and instructors, and complete three to four application assignments and one summary project.

You may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours in one semester through Continuing Education & Professional Development. Questions? Please contact the Distance Learning Center at 1-800-76-TEACH (83224).

Students seeking to use these courses for recertification or salary advancement should seek prior approval from their school district or appropriate licensing agency.  Scroll down for a list of states from which we cannot currently accept registrations, located at the bottom of this page. 

Tax Information:
In order for Drake University to generate a 1098T (tax document) for you, we need your complete Social Security Number.  To provide this information please complete Part 1 of IRS Form W9-S.  You may mail the form to: Student Accounts Office, Drake University, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines IA 50311-4505.  For more information contact the Student Accounts Office at 515-271-2151 or stuacct@drake.edu.

At this time we cannot accept registrations from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Oregon, Wyoming.

 

 

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