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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. Some courses offered are 3 graduate credit courses and others are 1 graduate credit courses. Check the listings below for details.  

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. 

The PLS spring course start dates are as follows:
1/9-3/5
2/6-4/2
2/27-4/23
3/6-4/2
4/24-5/21

Not every PLS course is offered every start date. Click on the course you are interested in and then you can identify the available start dates. PLS students 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

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250) 
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Jan 22 - Mar 25 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)
Real Coaching II Online Video Introduction

The Mental Edge: Applied Sports Psychology for Coaches (EDMA 251) 
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Feb 12 - Apr 8 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)  
The Mental Edge Video Introduction

Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach (EDMA 256)
1 Semester Hour Graduate Credit 
Next Offered: TBD
Developed by Drake University 
$200 (the text is not included in the tuition price)
Leading the Right Way Video Introduction 

BULLYING PREVENTION

Anti-Bullying: Where to Start (EDMA 205)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Feb 5 - Apr 1, 2018 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625
Anti-Bullying Video Introduction

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (EDMA 225)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Cultural Awareness: Seeing Past the Stereotypes (EDMA 209)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Feb 12 - Apr 8 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625 (The text is not included in the tuition price) 
Cultural Awareness Video Introduction                                        

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 For the Classroom (EDMA 221)
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 

DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Jan 29-Mar 25 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625 

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 

HEALTH

Middle School and High School Health: Building a 21st Century Health Curriculum (EDMA 254)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Spring 2018: Jan 29 - Mar 25 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)
Middle School and High School Health Video Introduction

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING - NEW!

Instructional Coaching - NEW!
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

LEADERSHIP

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Feb 12 - Apr 8  - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)  
Teacher Leadership Strategies Video Introduction

LICENSURE SPECIFIC

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Spring 2018: Feb 5 - Apr 1 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)  
Human Relations Video Introduction

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Spring 2018: Jan 29 - Mar 25, 2018 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)  
Elementary Soc Studies Video Introduction 

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)
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 

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

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

High School Physical Education: Putting National Standards into Action (EDMA 252)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Spring 2018: Jan 29 - March 25 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)  
High School Phy Ed Video Introduction

EveryBODY Wins: Adapted Physical Education (EDMA 253)
3 semester Hours Graduate Credit
Spring 2018: Feb 12 - Apr 8 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)
EveryBODY Wins: Adapted PE Video Introduction 

READING AND LITERACY 

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit 
Spring 2018: Jan 29-Mar 25 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University 
$625 

Today's Children's Literature
1 Semester Hour of Graduate Credit
Summer 2018: Dates to be determined.
Developed by Drake University
$210 

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Foundations of Literacy: Beginning Reading (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning $725 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208) 
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Spring 2018: Jan 29 - Mar 25, 2018 - Registration opens October 30.
Developed by Drake University
$625 (the text is not included in the tuition price)  
Elementary Soc Studies Video Introduction

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:

Students taking EDMA courses through Continuing Education and Professional Development will not have a 1098T tax form available for viewing in blueView unless they were enrolled in a Drake degree program. In so far as is possible, Drake University will provide information, upon request, to any person concerning charges and payments related to their own academic activity at Drake University, regardless of whether or not a 1098T statement was generated. However, under the provisions of FERPA, financial information is protected information that will not be released to any person, other than the student, without the student’s express written consent. Persons who must have this consent to obtain information include a spouse, parent, or tax preparer. Questions should be directed to Student Account Services, (515) 271-2151, Option 4.

At this time we cannot accept registrations from the following state: Washington D.C.

If you are having any difficulty accessing or navigating this website, please contact CEPD Web Support.

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