Online Graduate Courses

Drake University Extension Education 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.

Check with your advisor or local guidelines in advance of registering to make sure you may use these courses in the manner you would like.

2014 Summer Start Dates

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

  • June 3 - July 28, 2014
  • June 17 - August 11, 2014

Courses Listed by Content Area

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

Bullying Prevention

Anti-Bullying: Where to Start (EDMA 205)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Next offered: June 30 - August 24, 2014. Registration will start March 31, 2014.
Developed by Drake University
$550

Classroom Management

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

Curriculum and Instruction

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

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

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

Action Research (EDMA 221)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning
This course is not offered during the summer.

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

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

Differentiated Instruction

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

English Language Learner

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

Leadership

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Next offered: June 16 - August 10, 2014. Registration will start March 31, 2014.
Developed by Drake University
$550

Licensure Specific

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Next offered: June 16 - August 10, 2014. Registration will start March 31, 2014.
Developed by Drake University
$550 (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

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

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

Action Research in the E-Learning Environment (EDMA 222)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning
This course is not offered during the summer.

Educating the Net-Generation (EDMA 230)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning
This course offered only during the first summer session: June 3 - July 28, 2014.

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

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

Reading and Literacy

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning
This course offered only during the second summer session: June 17 - August 11, 2014.

Foundations of Literacy (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning
This course is only offered during the fall semester.

Reading and Writing Conferences
1 Semester Hour of Graduate Credit
Next Offering: TBD
Developed by Drake University
$185

Today's Children's Literature
1 Semester Hour of Graduate Credit
Next Offering: May 27 - June 27, 2014
Developed by Drake University
$185

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.4

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