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Drake CEPD Online Graduate Courses

Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development offers online courses for PreK-12 classroom teachers, athletic coaches, and administrators seeking graduate credit for license renewal, salary advancement, or elective credit. We develop our own online courses and work with two content developers to offer a wide range of content. Please click on the text links below to view our courses.

Drake Designed Online Courses
Our mission is to provide relevant, high-quality online learning opportunities to PreK-12 teachers, athletic coaches, and administrators. 

PLS 3rd Learning Courses
PLS Classes participants engage in interactive instruction and discussion with personal assistance from experienced master facilitators. Learn researched-based strategies to immediately apply to your classroom. Discover how to motivate and engage learners to improve student achievement. Elevate your professional expertise and become a master instructor by enrolling in online classes offered through Drake University.

School Mental Health Courses
A number of our school mental health (SMH) online courses were developed by PLEASE PASS THE LOVE. PLEASE PASS THE LOVE is committed to increasing SMH supports to improve the quality of life and educational opportunities for children, families, and educators. These unique courses are self-paced, and students may take these courses for graduate credit and Iowa License Renewal Credit. We also offer an audit option. Registration is rolling. Thus, register at any time throughout the year. 

Complete Listing of our Offerings
This link will take you to a complete listing of all of our courses.

Important Online Course Information

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
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. Please click on this link for more information:

Questions should be directed to Student Account Services, (515) 271-2151.
If you are having any difficulty accessing or navigating this website, please contact CEPD Web Support.


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