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Online Graduate Courses

The summer 2019 start dates for courses developed by Drake University are noted below in the course listing.
Drake University is proud to now offer our own developed courses for License Renewal!
(Please note that it is only Drake courses that we offer License Renewal. PLS courses are not included in this format.)

For courses developed by PLS, the summer 2019 course start dates are as follows:

  • Summer A: May 21 – July 15
  • Summer B: June 11 – August 5

Spring four week accelerated starts: March 26 – April 22 and April 23 – May 20.
Summer four week accelerated starts: May 28 - June 24, June 25 - July 22, July 9 - August 5, and July 23 - August 19.

Not all courses are offered in an accelerated format.

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:

  • Our graduate courses are listed below by content area.
  • Select a course and register online by following the prompts.
  • 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)

Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 1 - August 21, 2019
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 June 1 and have until August 21 to complete the work. 

NEW - Creating a Successful Football Coaching Legacy Through Culture, Program Development, and Fundamentals (EDMA 257)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 1 - August 21, 2019
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 June 1 and have until August 21 to complete the work. 

Real Coaching II: Honing The Competitive Edge ONLINE (EDMA 250)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 17 - Aug. 11

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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 17 - Aug. 11
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
Summer Registration opens April 1!
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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 17 - Aug. 11

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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4

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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4
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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 17 - Aug. 11

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

LEADERSHIP

Teacher Leadership Strategies (EDMA 206)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 17 - Aug. 11

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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4

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)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4

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 

High School Physical Education: Putting National Standards into Action (EDMA 252)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4

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

EveryBODY Wins: Adapted Physical Education (EDMA 253)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4

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 

READING AND LITERACY

Differentiation and Literacy (EDMA 244)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4
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)‌

Today's Children's Literature
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - July 14
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)‌

Reading Across the Curriculum (EDMA 202)
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning      $725

Foundations of Literacy: Beginning Reading (EDMA 203)
3 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit
Partner: PLS 3rd Learning $725 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Elementary Social Studies: Making Your Content Relevant (EDMA 208)
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - Aug. 4

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

NEW - Suicide Prevention for Educators and Administrators (EDMA 157)
Spring Registration dates April 1 - May 12
Summer Registration opens April 1!
*Summer 2019: June 10 - July 21

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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