Extension Education

We are pleased to announce that the Drake University Extension Education Department is changing its name to Continuing Education and Professional Development.  Although our name is changing, we are still committed to providing you with the same high quality courses and programs you have come to expect.

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


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:

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