You can continue your professional development and receive a Drake education regardless of your location through Drake’s Extension Education programs.
All Extension Education courses are graduate level offerings. See each specific program page to learn more about graduate credit and how it may be applied toward your educational goals.
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. Drake Extension Education partners with eight of these agencies to offer local graduate credit opportunities to area educators enrolled in professional development courses.
Drake University School of Education offers graduate degree programs in several locations across the state of Iowa. We also offer the Reading and Talented and Gifted Endorsement completely online.
Drake University offices, including Extension Education will be closed the following times:
Thanksgiving - Our office will close for the Thanskgiving Holiday at Noon on Wednesday November 27th and will reopen on Monday December 2, 2013.
Winter Break - Our office will be closed for the winter break Monday December 23rd through Wednesday January 1. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
This will affect the following:
Registrations - Registrations that are mailed or faxed-in will not be processed until the office reopens. There will be a delay in receiving your materials.
Phone registrations will not be taken during this time.
The United States Postal Service will deliver mail to the postal distribution center on campus. However, mail will not be transferred to its final destination until the offices reopen.
Packages sent by delivery services (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) will be accepted and signed for at a central location, but will not be distributed to specific departments until university offices reopen.
The expedited grading policy promises that your grade will be entered into the system in five business days of receipt by the Distance Learning Center. Please note that days that the office is closed are not considered business days. In addition, while your coursework may reach Drake University during the winter break, it will not be delivered to the Distance Learning Center until the offices have re-opened, which will delay the start of your expedited grading time line.
Thank you for using this information to plan your studies so that Drake University’s academic schedule has minimal impact on the completion of your goals.
Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since that association was established in 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456, www.ncahlc.org).
Drake University School of Education
3206 University Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505
You may call the Drake Extension Education Office Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 (CST), at: