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Spring 2021 Online Graduate Courses

 

**Thanksgiving Break Schedule**
Drake University offices, including the School of Education Continuing Education and Professional Development offices, will be closed during the following time for Thanksgiving Break:

Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. CST., November 25, 2020 - Monday, 8:00 a.m. CST., November 30, 2020.

Drake University is proud to offer CEPD developed courses for Iowa License Renewal Credit!

The Spring 2021 start dates for courses developed by Drake University are noted below in the course listing.

PLS Developed Course Dates:

Spring 2021 and the start dates for the PLS courses are as follows:

Spring 2021 (Online) –

  • Spring A: January 12 – March 1
  • Spring B: February 23 – April 12
  • Spring C: March 9 – April 26

Spring 2021 (4-week/Accelerated) –

  • Spring A: January 5 – February 1
  • Spring B: February 2 – March 1
  • Spring C: March 2 – March 29
  • Spring D: April 6 – May 3

Spring 2021 (Remote Learning) -

  • Spring A: January 21 – February 12
  • Spring B: February 18 – March 12
  • Spring C: March 18 – April 9
  • Spring D: April 15 – May 7

PLS students may register through the Friday morning of the first week of class. If you are registering after the class starts, please call: 1-866-PLS CLASS (757-2527). 

How to Register:

  • Courses are listed by content area.
  • Select a course by clicking on the title. Register online by following the prompts. (There is no other application process. Register, pay and you're a Drake Bulldog!)
  • If you have questions, call 1-800-76-TEACH‌ (1-800-768-3224)

ATHLETIC COACHING

Coaching Track and Field and Cross Country with Integrity, Inclusiveness and Passion (EDMA 258)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 4 -  April 16, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: May 3 - August 22, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
This is a self-paced course. Spring semester students must register by January 4 and have until April 16 to complete the work.

Coaching Basketball: Building a Culture of Competitiveness, Respect, and Togetherness in your Basketball Program (EDMA 255)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 4 -  April 16, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: May 3 - August 22, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
This is a self-paced course. Spring semester students must register by January 4 and have until April 16 to complete the work.
This course was designed by Chris Larson, head coach of the Norwalk Warriors. The 2020 Class 3A, Iowa State Champions!

Creating a Successful Football Coaching Legacy Through Culture, Program Development, and Fundamentals (EDMA 257)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 4 -  April 16, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: May 3 - August 22, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
This is a self-paced course. Spring semester students must register by January 4 and have until April 16 to complete the work.

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 8 -  April 4, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 14 - August 8, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Real Coaching II Online Video Introduction

The Mental Edge: Applied Sports Psychology for Coaches (EDMA 251)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 8 -  April 4, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 14 - August 8, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 
(not including the cost of the textbook)
The Mental Edge Video Introduction

Leading the Right Way: Being an Ethically Centered Coach (EDMA 256)
1 Semester Hour Credit 
Next Offered: TBD
Developed by Drake University 
$210 (the text is not included in the tuition price)
Leading the Right Way Video Introduction 

BULLYING PREVENTION

Anti-Bullying: Where to Start (EDMA 205)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 1 - March 14, 2021
*Anticipated Course Dates for Summer June 14 - July 25, 2021

Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Anti-Bullying Video Introduction

Trauma Centered School Cultures
Not available for Fall
Blended Format:
This course describes the issues childhood trauma introduces into education environments and how schools can create cultures that promote students’ developing the resilience to thrive in safe educational environments. The course will describe the nature of trauma and how it affects children and the adults who care for them. It provides strategies schools can apply to promote psychological health and the social, emotional, and intellectual skills necessary to become resilient.
Dates:
*Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings:
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $300.00
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $625.00
Location:
Drake University online
*Attendance Policy: Since this course is structured to include mandatory synchronous meetings, regular and punctual attendance is of prime importance.  Students are expected to attend all virtual class meetings.

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (EDMA 225)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

M.A.G.I.C.: Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms (EDMA 248)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

COMPUTER SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

Computer Science in the Elementary Classroom (EDMA 269)
2 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 1 - March 14, 2021 
*Anticipated Course Dates for Summer: June 14 - July 25, 2021
Graduate Credit-2 semester hours, $415.00
(not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-2 semester hours, $200.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Cultural Awareness: Seeing Past the Stereotypes (EDMA 209)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 18 - March 14, 2021 
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021
Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

Cultural Awareness Video Introduction

Cultural Awareness for Law Enforcement (EDMA 247)
Spring 2021 dates: January 18 – May 9, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Teaching through Learning Channels (EDMA 241)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

Purposeful Learning through Multiple Intelligences (EDMA 236)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725  

Using Online Resources to Bring Primary Sources to the Classroom (EDMA 243)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

M.A.G.I.C.: Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms (EDMA 248)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Action Research For the Classroom (EDMA 221)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility (EDMA 238)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 25 - March 21, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021

Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom (EDMA 229)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER

Teaching the English Language Learner (EDMA 240)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

HEALTH

Middle School and High School Health: Building a 21st Century Curriculum (EDMA 254)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 25 -  March 21, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 14 - August 8, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

Middle School and High School Health Video Introduction

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

Instructional Coaching (EDMA 242) - Now offered for Iowa License Renewal Credit!
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit $725
Iowa License Renewal Credit $500
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning

LEADERSHIP

Building a Professional Network (self-paced)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

PLS 3rd Learning now offers a micro-credential in Building a Professional Network. Participants will be awarded an official certificate of completion from the Academy for Educators at the end of the program, verifying their mastery of its subject matter.

Leadership for Sustainable School Development (EDMA 239)
Not available for Spring
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-4 semester hours, $900.00 (course materials are included in the tuition price)  

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 8 -  April 4, 2021

*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 14 - August 8, 2021
Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Teacher Leadership Strategies Video Introduction

LICENSURE SPECIFIC

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 1 -  March 28, 2021

*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Human Relations Video Introduction

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates:  January 25 - March 21, 2021

*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Elementary Soc Studies Video Introduction 

ONLINE LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION

Instructional Design for Online Educators (EDMA 234)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

Blended and Synchronous Learning Design (EDMA 223)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

Building Online Collaborative Environments (EDMA 224)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

Action Research in the E-Learning Environment (EDMA 222)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Educating the Net-Generation (EDMA 230)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725 

Facilitating Online Learning Communities (EDMA 231)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725  

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

EveryBODY Wins: Adapted Physical Education (EDMA 253)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 8 -  April 4, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

EveryBODY Wins: Adapted PE Video Introduction 

High School Physical Education: Putting National Standards into Action (EDMA 252)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: January 25 -  March 21, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

High School Phy Ed Video Introduction

PLEASE PASS THE LOVE

PLEASE PASS THE LOVE OFFERINGS:
These unique courses are presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules. You may register anytime (during the registration period) for these courses, BUT students are cautioned to NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING. Please contact Jennifer Ulie-Wells jen@pleasepassthelove.org with any questions regarding these offerings.

School Mental Health Literacy
Schools are working with countless young people on a daily basis that are coming in with complex mental health and trauma needs. This course will provide participants with basic information regarding mental illnesses, trauma, and suicide prevention to increase cultural competent mental health literacy. The second portion of the course focuses on preventative and responsive strategies within a multi-tiered systems of support in classrooms and school buildings. Students will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.
Fall 2020 dates: September 1 - December 16, 2020
Developed by: Please Pass the Love
Graduate Credit -2 semester hours, $415.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 2 semester hour, $200.00

Building Strong Student Relationships
Many times classroom climate development and relationship-building are folded into preservice teacher program courses focused on classroom management. The course title, classroom management, sends the message that power is important and children need to be managed. This course will challenge participants to reconceptualize how education views the relationship between students and staff as well as provide a framework for building relationships with students. Participants will have opportunity to workshop on their existing relationship systems as well as provided with resources to develop new strategies and approaches.
Fall 2020 dates: September 1 - December 16, 2020
Developed by: Please Pass the Love
Graduate Credit -1 semester hour, $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 1 semester hour, $100.00

Racial and Cultural Trauma
An abundance of research argues that perceived discrimination, racism, and stigma increase negative mental health outcomes. These negative outcomes may include experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. What do we do when schools are creating these experiences for students of color? This course takes a critical approach to understand and address how the role of schools in creating trauma for students before exploring strategies to improve school experiences for racially and culturally diverse students. Course participants will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.
Fall 2020 dates: September 1 - December 16, 2020
Developed by: Please Pass the Love
Graduate Credit -1 semester hour, $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 1 semester hour, $100.00

POWER OF PLAY

Power of Play: Learning, Communicating, and Engaging Learners
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 1 - February 28, 2021
*Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings: 10:00-Noon, Saturdays: February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021
Developed by: Drake University 
Graduate Credit -1 semester hour, $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 1 semester hour, $100.00
Location: Drake University Online

READING AND LITERACY 

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates:  January 25 -  March 21, 2021

*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021
Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)

Foundations of Literacy: Beginning Reading (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning $725 

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Today's Children's Literature (EDMA 207)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates: February 1 - March 7, 2021

*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - July 11, 2021
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $210.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-1 semester hour, $100.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

SCIENCE

Inspiring Investigations through Citizen Science
Spring 2021 Course Dates: March 22 - April 25, 2021
Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $250 
The textbook is included in the price of the course

SOCIAL STUDIES

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates:  January 25 -  March 21, 2021

*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - August 1, 2021
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $625.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $300.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Elementary Soc Studies Video Introduction

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Suicide Prevention for Educators and Administrators (EDMA 157)
2 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2021 Course Dates:  February 1 -  March 14, 2021
*Anticipated Summer 2021 Course Dates: June 7 - July 18, 2021
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-2 semester hours, $415.00
(not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-2 semester hours, $200.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

TRAUMA CENTERED SCHOOL CULTURES

Trauma Centered School Cultures
Not available for Fall
Blended Format:
This course describes the issues childhood trauma introduces into education environments and how schools can create cultures that promote students’ developing the resilience to thrive in safe educational environments. The course will describe the nature of trauma and how it affects children and the adults who care for them. It provides strategies schools can apply to promote psychological health and the social, emotional, and intellectual skills necessary to become resilient.
Dates:
*Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings:
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $300.00
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $625.00
Location:
Drake University online
*Attendance Policy: Since this course is structured to include mandatory synchronous meetings, regular and punctual attendance is of prime importance.  Students are expected to attend all virtual class meetings.

 

Important Online Course Information

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.

You may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours in one semester through Continuing Education & Professional Development. Questions? Please contact the Distance Learning Center at 1-800-76-TEACH (800-768-3224).

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. 

Equity and Inclusion

https://www.drake.edu/diversity/
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. 

Tax Information

Students taking EDMA courses through Continuing Education and Professional Development do not have a 1098T tax form available for viewing in myDrake unless enrolled in a Drake degree program. In so far as is possible, Drake University will provide information, upon request, to any person concerning charges and payments related to their academic activity at Drake University, regardless of whether or not a 1098T statement was generated. However, under the provisions of FERPA, financial information is protected information that will not be released to any person, other than the student, without the student’s express written consent. Persons who must have this consent to obtain information include a spouse, parent, or tax preparer. Questions should be directed to Student Account Services, (515) 271-2151.

At this time we cannot accept registrations from the following: Washington D.C.

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