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.

Course Start Dates

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

Spring 2015:

  • January 13 - March 9, 2015
  • February 10 - April 6, 2015
  • March 3 - April 27, 2015

Summer 2015

  • June 2 - July 27, 2015
  • June 16 - August 10, 2015

You may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours in one semester through Extension Education. 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. 

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: February 9 - April 5, 2015.
Developed by Drake University
$595

Classroom Management

Classroom Management (EDMA 225)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Curriculum and Instruction

Teaching through Learning Channels (EDMA 241)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Purposeful Learning through Multiple Intelligences (EDMA 236)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Using Online Resources to Bring Primary Sources to the Classroom (EDMA 243)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Action Research (EDMA 221)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility (EDMA 238)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Cultural Competence: A Transformative Journey (EDMA 227)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom (EDMA 229)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

English Language Learner

Teaching the English Language Learner (EDMA 240)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Leadership

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Next offered: January 26 - March 22, 2015.
Developed by Drake University
$595

Licensure Specific

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Next offered: January 12 - March 8, 2015.
Developed by Drake University
$595 (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      $770

Blended and Synchronous Learning Design (EDMA 223)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Building Online Collaborative Environments (EDMA 224)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Action Research in the E-Learning Environment (EDMA 222)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Educating the Net-Generation (EDMA 230)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Simulations and Gaming Technologies for the Classroom (EDMA 237)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Facilitating Online Learning Communities (EDMA 231)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770

Physical Education

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Next offered: February 23 - April 19, 2015.
Developed by Drake University
$595 (the text is not included in the tuition price)

Reading and Literacy

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $770
Only offered: February 10 - April 6, 2015.

Foundations of Literacy (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning $770                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This course is offered during the second fall session only: October 7 - December 1, 2014.

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: TBD
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.

Tax Information:
In order for Drake University to generate a 1098T (tax document) for you, we need your complete Social Security Number.  To provide this information please complete Part 1 of IRS Form W9-S.  You may mail the form to: Student Accounts Office, Drake University, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines IA 50311-4505.  You may also scan and email it to: stuacct@drake.edu. For more information please visit the Student Accounts 1098T Information Page

Please recognize that we only generate 1098T forms electronically and only for courses that carry EDMA credit. 

At this time we cannot accept registrations from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming.

 

 

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