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All Online Courses Offered by CEPD

Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development offers online courses for PreK-12 classroom teachers and athletic coaches seeking graduate credit for license renewal, salary advancement, or elective credit.

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) or email: distancelearning@drake.edu

ATHLETIC COACHING

Coaching Wrestling: “Build Your A.R.M.O.U.R.” - Setting the Standard of Excellence in Your Wrestling Program EDMA 279
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.

Coaching Track and Field and Cross Country with Integrity, Inclusiveness, and Passion (EDMA 258)
*Self-Paced: You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.

Coaching Basketball: Building a Culture of Competitiveness, Respect, and Togetherness in your Basketball Program (EDMA 255)
*Self-Paced: You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
This course was designed by Chris Larson, head coach of the Norwalk Warriors. The 2020 Class 3A, Iowa State Champions!
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.

Creating a Successful Football Coaching Legacy Through Culture, Program Development, and Fundamentals (EDMA 257)
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.

EveryBODY Wins: Adapted Physical Education-(EDMA 253)
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.

Concussion in Sport: What We Need to Know as Educators (EDMA 262)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 3 - June 30, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $220.00 (There is no textbook for this course)

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not Offered for Summer
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (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
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
The Mental Edge Video Introduction 


CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners (EDMA 225)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795

M.A.G.I.C.: Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms (EDMA 276)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795


COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science in the Elementary Classroom (EDMA 269)
2 Semester Hours of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 24 - August 4, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Graduate Credit-2 semester hours, $440.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-2 semester hours, $220.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Creative Coding (EDMA 283)
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.


CULTURAL AWARENESS

Cultural Awareness: Seeing Past the Stereotypes (EDMA 209)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 10 - August 4, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $330.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Cultural Awareness Video Introduction

Cultural Awareness for Law Enforcement
TBD

Developed by Drake University
Non-credit, $660.00 (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      $795 

Purposeful Learning through Multiple Intelligences (EDMA 236)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795  

Using Online Resources to Bring Primary Sources to the Classroom (EDMA 243)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 

M.A.G.I.C.: Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms (EDMA 276)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795

Action Research For the Classroom (EDMA 221)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795

Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility (EDMA 238)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 


DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $330.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom (EDMA 229)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 


DOMINO EFFECT

Domino Effect Online (EDMA 299)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: July 8 - August 4, 2024
*Anticipated Fall Dates: September 30 - October 27, 2024
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $220.00


ED TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS

Drake's CEPD partnership with ED Technology Specialists offer courses ED Tech has developed to prepare students for the future. Students need to thrive, advance, and contribute in an interconnected and constantly changing society. Educators need to possess digital age skills and pedagogical strategies to succeed in the many roles they play as teachers and learners. In addition, educators need to be prepared to leverage the technologies available to them to succeed in the rapidly changing 21st Century classroom. CLICK HERE to visit our landing page with all the exciting and relevant courses ED Tech has to offer!


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER

Teaching the English Language Learner (EDMA 240)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 


HEALTH

Middle School and High School Health: Building a 21st Century Curriculum (EDMA 254)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 17 - August 11, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (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 $795
Iowa License Renewal Credit $500
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning


LEADERSHIP

Building a Professional Network: self-paced (EDMA 248)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795
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.

Unleash Your Genius (EDMA 299:610)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: July 8  - August 4, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-1 semester hours, $220.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌


LICENSURE SPECIFIC

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (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
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (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      $795 

Blended and Synchronous Learning Design (EDMA 223)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 

Building Online Collaborative Environments (EDMA 224)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 

Action Research in the E-Learning Environment (EDMA 222)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795

Educating the Net-Generation (EDMA 230)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 

Facilitating Online Learning Communities (EDMA 231)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795  


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

EveryBODY Wins: Adapted Physical Education-(EDMA 253)
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.

High School Physical Education: Putting National Standards into Action (EDMA 252)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

High School Phy Ed Video Introduction


POWER OF PLAY

Power of Play: Learning, Communicating, and Engaging Learners (EDMA 261)
Graduate Credit -1 semester hour, $220.00
Summer 2024 Dates: June 8 - August 4, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Developed by: Drake University 
Location: Drake University CEPD Online


READING AND LITERACY 

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.

Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Iowa License Renewal-3 semester hours, $330.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Foundations of Literacy: Beginning Reading (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning $795 

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795

Today Children's Literature (EDMA 207)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule two virtual meetings with your instructor – one at mid-term one at the end of the course.
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $220.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌.
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.


SELF-CARE AND WELL-BEING

Strategies for Well-Being and Self-Care for Educators (EDMA 200)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
*Self-Paced:
You are required to schedule one virtual meeting with your instructor at mid-term of the course.
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $220.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌.
Fall 2024 Course Dates: September 2 - December 16, 2024
Registration is open. The coursework will be available on September 2, 2024.
*With the rolling semester dates, you may register any time before October 8, 2024, and still get the course completed by December 2, 2024.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY December 2, 2024,
but you should be submitting your work as you complete it. You then have two weeks to virtually meet with your instructor before the course ends on December 16, 2024.


SOCIAL STUDIES

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Summer.
Not offered for Fall.

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Elementary Soc Studies Video Introduction 


TRAUMA AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Turning Trauma Into Teachable Moments (EDMA 232)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 24 - August 18, 2024
Not offered for Fall.
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $330.00
Blended Format
*Synchronous (virtual) meetings: June 29 and August 3, 2024, 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST

Trauma Centered School Cultures (EDMA 259)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Summer 2024 Dates: June 17 - August 11, 202
Not offered for Fall.
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hours, $330.00
Blended Format
*Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings: June 22 and July 27, 2024 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST.

Supportive Engagement: Building Social Emotional Resilience (EDMA 268)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not Offered for Summer
Not offered for Fall.
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hours, $330.00
Blended Format
*Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings  TBD

Social-Emotional Learning: Essential to Student Success (EDMA 263)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $795 


 

Link to course descriptions and registration information: Click Here

The 2024 start dates for courses developed by PLS 3rd Learning:

Summer 2024 (Remote Learning)

  • Summer D: July 22 - August 11

Summer 2024 (7-weeks online)

  • Summer B: June 18 – August 5

Fall 2024 (Remote Learning)

  • Fall A: August 26 - September 15
  • Fall B: September 23 - October 13
  • Fall C: October 21 - November 10
  • Fall D: November 18 - December 8

Fall 2024 (7-weeks online)

  • Fall A: September 3 - October 21
  • Fall B: October 22 - December 9

Fall 2024 (4-weeks online)

  • Fall A: August 27 - September 23
  • Fall B: September 24 - October 21
  • Fall C: October 29 - November 25

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). 


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

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. Please click on this link for more information: https://www.drake.edu/accounts/1098tinformation/ Questions should be directed to Student Account Services, (515) 271-4777.

If you are having any difficulty accessing or navigating this website, please:
Contact Us at CEPD:
By Phone: 800-768-3224
By Email: distancelearning@drake.edu