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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. 

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)

Drake University Designed Courses
Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development designs and offers online courses for PreK-12 classroom teachers and athletic coaches seeking graduate credit for license renewal, salary advancement, or elective credit. These courses are practical and award-winning. Click the above link to view a complete listing of our offerings.

Video Courses for Athletic Coaches and Physical Educators-Championship Productions
Nationally renowned coaches, top physical educators, and professional athletes lend their expertise to bring real-world perspectives to each course. These unique video courses are self-paced and you have one year to complete the coursework. The coursework is emailed to you and the DVD's and the book (if applicable) are sent to you in the mail.

PLS Classes
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.

Educational Technology Specialists Courses
Courses developed by ED Technology Specialists prepare students for the future. Students need to be able to thrive, advance, and contribute in an interconnected and constantly changing society.  Educators need to possess digital age skills and pedagogical strategies in order to be successful in the many roles they play as teachers and learners.  In addition, educators need to be prepared to leverage the technologies available to them in order to succeed in the rapidly changing 21st Century classroom. These unique courses are self-paced and you have up to six months to complete.

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

Drake University Transcripts

Drake University and Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) students will no longer receive complimentary transcripts starting with the courses associated with the fall of 2023 semester. We will continue to send complimentary transcripts for courses associated with the summer 2023 semester and semesters prior until all grades have been entered. You will find information about ordering official transcripts, including the cost and how to access your unofficial transcript, using the link below.

Feel free to contact Chuck Sengstock if you have any questions:

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), or email us at
Students seeking to use these courses for recertification or salary advancement should seek prior approval from their school district or appropriate licensing agency. 

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) 271-4777.

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.