Extension Education

Achieve your professional goals with Drake Extension Education

You can continue your professional development and receive a Drake education regardless of your location through Drake’s Extension Education programs. See each specific program page to learn more about credit and how it may be applied toward your educational goals.

Programs and 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. 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.

Holiday Hours

The Extension Education Offices will close for Thanksgiving break starting at 12p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th.  We will reopen and return to our normal business hours on Monday, December 1st.


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).

Contact Information

Drake University School of Education
Extension 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:

Education News
November 26, 2014
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