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PLS 3rd Learning

Since 1980, Drake University has partnered with PLS 3rd Learning to provide educators all over the world with an affordable, convenient opportunity to further their careers. Each on-site and online course earns three hours of graduate credit that can be applied to teacher recertification or movement on the salary scale.


  • On-site courses - $500 (this includes the materials fee)
  • Online courses - $725 

A $50 non-refundable, nontransferable deposit is required. Drake University reserves the right to cancel classes with less than minimum enrollments. All payments will be refunded on canceled classes.

Face to Face Courses in Iowa

  • Click Here for .pdf of the Iowa face-to-face course schedule.
  • Click Here for face to face registration information specific to these AEA's: 1, 267, and 9 .

Online Courses

  • Click Here for a comprehensive listing of all online courses offered though Extension Education including PLS 3rd Learning.

Please be aware that each state and educational district has its own guidelines and rules. It is your responsibility to make sure that PLS 3rd Learning classes fulfill your school’s/state’s requirements.

Education News
October 12, 2016
Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education at Drake University, has received a 2016 Critics’ Choice book award for his book titled Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context.