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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)

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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: Registration will open November 1, 2022, and you have until February 2, 2023 to register.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY April 2, 2023, 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 April 16, 2023.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: Registration will open November 1, 2022, and you have until February 2, 2023 to register.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY April 2, 2023,
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 April 16, 2023.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: Registration will open November 1, 2022, and you have until February 2, 2023 to register.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY April 2, 2023,
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 April 16, 2023.
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!

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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: Registration will open November 1, 2022, and you have until February 2, 2023 to register.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY April 2, 2023,
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 April 16, 2023.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

Concussion in Sport: What We Need to Know as Educators (EDMA 262)
1 Semester Hour of Credit
Not offered for Spring
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 Spring
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 Spring
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
The Mental Edge Video Introduction

BULLYING PREVENTION

Anti-Bullying: Where to Start (EDMA 205)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Spring
Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Anti-Bullying Video Introduction

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

Trauma Centered School Cultures (EDMA 259)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Spring
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hours, $330.00
Blended Format

*There are two Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings:
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.

Supportive Engagement: Building Social Emotional Resilience (EDMA 268)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: January 16 – March 12, 2023
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hours, $330.00
Blended Format
*Synchronous (virtual) meetings January 21, January 28, February 11, and February 25 from 9:00 am - noon CST
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      $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 IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

Computer Science in the Elementary Classroom (EDMA 269)
2 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Spring
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)‌

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Cultural Awareness: Seeing Past the Stereotypes (EDMA 209)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: February 20 – April 16, 2023

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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: March 13 – May 7, 2023
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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: March 27 – April 23, 2023
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
Not offered for Spring
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.

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Spring
Developed by Drake University 
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌
Teacher Leadership Strategies Video Introduction

LICENSURE SPECIFIC

Human Relations (EDMA 204)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: January 23 – March 19, 2023

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
Spring 2023 Course Dates: January 23 – March 19, 2023

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)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: February 6 – April 2, 2023
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (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
Not offered for Spring
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

High School Phy Ed Video Introduction


PLEASE PASS THE LOVE PARTNERSHIP

The school mental health (SMH) online courses listed below were developed by PLEASE PASS THE LOVEPLEASE 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.

Please Pass the Love SELF-PACED COURSES

Registration is rolling, so register at ANY TIME throughout the last day of the semester listed. These courses typically take 8 weeks to finish. 

These 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.

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 2022 dates: Enroll any time between August 22 – December 16, 2022
Developed by: Please Pass the Love
Graduate Credit -
2 semester hours, $420.00
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 2022 dates: Enroll any time between August 22 – December 16, 2022
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 2022 dates: Enroll any time between August 22 – December 16, 2022
Developed by: Please Pass the Love
Graduate Credit - 1
semester hour, $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 1 semester hour, $100.00 

When Self-Care Isn't Enough
When was the last time you had a professional development opportunity that focused solely on you? Did your preservice preparation include opportunities and strategy to help prevent burn out and empower you with the skills to maximize your own wellness?
This course is built on the philosophy that you cannot take care of others without taking care of yourself first. Over 40% of teachers report feeling high stress daily during the school year. 40-50% of first year teachers leave education in their first five years of teaching. High levels of stress can have negative consequences on a body. Self-care cannot just be about lighting a candle and taking a bath rather about self-preservation.  This course will help educators to self-assess their own wellness, discuss the brain science behind why self-care is so critical, ask participants to engage in self-reflection, and explore different domains & self-care strategies. Students will focus on building capacity to do more than just “get through” but learn how to thrive instead. This is a must-attend course for all educators. 

Fall 2022 dates: Enroll any time between August 22 – December 16, 2022
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 (EDMA 261)
Spring 2022 Course Dates: March 20 - April 16, 2023
*Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CST, March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13, 2023
Developed by: Drake University 
Graduate Credit -1 semester hour, $220.00
Location: Drake University CEPD Online

RACIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Racial Justice and Human Rights in the United States: Post WWII through the Cold War (EDMA 289)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Spring
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

READING AND LITERACY 

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: March 13 – May 7, 2023
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's 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.
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: Registration will open November 1, 2022, and you have until February 2, 2023 to register.
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE TURNED IN BY April 2, 2023,
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 April 16, 2023.
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-1 semester hour, $220.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

SCIENCE

Inspiring Investigations through Citizen Science (EDMA 158)
1 semester Graduate Credit- $250 
Spring 2023 Course Dates: March 20 - April 16, 2023

Developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The readability of this course is geared toward 4-8 grades.
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 2023 Course Dates: January 23 – March 19, 2023
Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-3 semester hours, $660.00 (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
Not offered for Spring

Developed by Drake University
Graduate Credit-2 semester hours, $440.00 (not including the cost of the textbook)‌

TRAUMA CENTERED SCHOOL CULTURES

Trauma Centered School Cultures (EDMA 259)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Not offered for Spring
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $330.00
Blended Format

*There are two Synchronous (Virtual) Meetings:
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.

Supportive Engagement: Building Social Emotional Resilience (EDMA 268)
3 Semester Hours of Credit
Spring 2023 Course Dates: January 16 – March 12, 2023
Graduate Credit - 3 semester hours, $660.00
Iowa License Renewal Credit - 3 semester hour, $330.00
Blended Format

*Synchronous (virtual) meetings January 21, January 28, February 11 and February 25 from 9:00 am - Noon CST
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.

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 2022-2023 start dates for courses developed by PLS 3rd Learning:

Fall 2022 (Remote Learning)

  • Fall D: November 11 - December 9

Fall 2022 (7-weeks online)

Fall 2022 (4-weeks online)

  • Fall C: November 1 – November 28

Spring 2023 (Remote Learning)

  • Spring A: January 19 - February 10
  • Spring B: February 16 - March 10
  • Spring C: March 16 - April 7
  • Spring D: April 6 - April 28

Spring 2023 (7-weeks online)

  • Spring A: January 10 - February 27
  • Spring B: February 21 - April 10
  • Spring C: March 7 - April 24

Spring 2023 (4-weeks online)

  • Spring A: January 3 - January 30
  • Spring B: January 31 - February 27
  • Spring C: February 28 - March 27
  • Spring D: March 28 - April 24

Summer 2023 (Remote Learning)

  • Summer A: May 11 - June 2
  • Summer B: June 8 - June 30
  • Summer C: July 6 - July 28
  • Summer D: August 3 - August 25

Summer 2023 (7-weeks online)

  • Summer A: May 16 - June 3
  • Summer B: June 13 - July 31

Summer 2023 (4-weeks online)

  • Summer A: May 9 - June 5
  • Summer B: June 6 -  July 3
  • Summer C: July 11 - August 7

Fall 2023 (Remote Learning)

  • Fall A: August 24 - September 15
  • Fall B: September 21 - October 13
  • Fall C: October 19 - November 10
  • Fall D: November 16 - December 8

Fall 2023 (7-weeks online)

  • Fall A: September 5 - October 23
  • Fall B: October 24 - December 11

Fall 2023 (4-weeks online)

  • Fall A: August 29 - September 25
  • Fall B: September 26 - October 23
  • Fall C: October 31 - November 27

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.
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