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Continuing Education & Professional Development

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

Programs and Offerings

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide relevant, high-quality face-to-face, online, and blended learning opportunities to PreK-12 teachers, athletic coaches, and administrators as well as provide professional learning opportunities to law enforcement agencies across Iowa and North America.

Equity and Inclusion
At the heart of Equity and Inclusion at Drake we believe that acting upon opportunities and empowering our community is the way to achieve long term and effective change. That commitment to community is demonstrated by a variety of student, faculty, and staff opportunities to join efforts in programs and initiatives. 


Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 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 of Colleges and Schools.  Drake was granted continuing accreditation in 2018. 

Statement of Accreditation Status
Phone: 312-263-0456

Contact Information

Drake University School of Education
Continuing Education & Professional Development-CEPD
Collier-Scripps Hall
2702 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505
By Phone: 800-768-3224
By Email:

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:

If you are having any difficulty accessing or navigating this website, please contact CEPD Web Support.

Request Information

Thank you for your interest in pursuing continuing education and professional development at Drake University. Please submit this form to request information from the department.