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Spring 2020 Online Graduate Courses

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

The Spring 2020 start dates for courses developed by Drake University are noted below in the course listing.

The Spring 2020 start dates for PLS courses are as follows:

  • Spring A: January 7 - March 2
  • Spring B: February 4 - March 30
  • Spring C: February 25 - April 20

    Spring 2020 Accelerated:
  • January 21 - February 17
  • February 18 - March 16
  • March 17 - April 13
  • April 14 - May 11

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, option 1)

ATHLETIC COACHING

NEW - Coaching Basketball: Building a Culture of Competitiveness, Respect, and Togetherness in your Basketball Program (EDMA 255)
Next Offering: January 2 - April 16, 2020
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. Students must register by January 2 and have until April 16 to complete the work. 

NEW - Creating a Successful Football Coaching Legacy Through Culture, Program Development, and Fundamentals (EDMA 257)
Next Offering: January 2 - April 16, 2020
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. Students must register by January 2 and have until April 16 to complete the work. 

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250) 
Next Offering: February 10 - April 5, 2020

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) 
Next Offering: February 10 - April 5, 2020
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 Graduate 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)
Next Offering: February 3 - March 15, 2020

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

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

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

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Cultural Awareness: Seeing Past the Stereotypes (EDMA 209)
Next Offering: January 20 - March 15, 2020
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                 

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 

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)
Next Offering: January 27 - March 22, 2020

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 Health Curriculum (EDMA 254)
Next Offering: January 27 - March 22, 2020

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) - NEW!
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

INTERVENTION STRATEGIES AND WORKING WITH AT-RISK YOUTH

NEW - The Domino Effect
Next Offering: April 6 - May 3, 2020
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)

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) - NEW
Fall 2019: Oct 7 - May 17, 2020
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-4 semester hours, $900.00 (course materials are included in the tuition price)  

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
Next Offering: February 10 - April 5, 2020

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)
Next Offering: February 3 - March 29, 2020

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)
Next Offering: January 27 - March 22, 2020

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)
Next Offering: February 10 - April 5, 2020
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)
Next Offering: January 27 - March 22, 2020

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

READING AND LITERACY 

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
Next Offering: January 27 - March 22, 2020

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)
Next Offering: February 3 - March 1, 2020
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 - NEW
Next Offering: March 23 - April 27, 2020
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) 
Next Offering: January 27 - March 22, 2020

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)
Next Offering: February 3 - March 15, 2020

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)‌

 

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 option 1).

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. 

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, Option 4.

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

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