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Continuing Education & Professional Development

Achieve your professional goals with Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development.

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An Important Message Regarding the Month of July

During July, some Drake University departments and services will operate with limited staff. That includes Continuing Education and Professional Development and the Registrar’s Office. If someone does not answer the phone or respond to your e-mail immediately, please know we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Registrar’s Office will be reducing the number of times transcripts are sent between June 29 and July 19. As a result, they have provided the following schedule.
- June 29 - No transcripts will be sent this week
- July 6 - Transcripts will be sent this week
- July 13 - No transcripts will be sent this week
- July 20 - Resume regular (weekly) transcript schedule

Please note, you can order an official transcript at any time by following this link:
We appreciate your patience and plan to make this as transparent to you as possible. The Continuing Education and Professional Development Director, Chuck Sengstock, will be working in July. Thus, feel free to contact him directly if you have any questions or need something. His e-mail is  You may call him at (515) 271-2184

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high-quality face-to-face, online, and blended learning opportunities to PreK-12 teachers, athletic coaches, and administrators across North America and beyond.


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 the 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,

Contact Information

Drake University School of Education
Continuing Education & Professional Development
Collier-Scripps Hall
2505 University Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

You may call the Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development Office Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:00 (CST), at:
1-800-76-TEACH (1-800-768-3224)
Or email us at:

March 13, 2020
To help limit exposure and spread of the coronavirus causing COVID-19, we are physically not in the office. We are still running normal business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday. We will continue to process your coursework, including expedites during this time. You may also register for our online and video courses.

If you have questions about your coursework, registration or anything else, we strongly encourage you to email us at Thank you for your patience.

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