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Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development offers online courses for PreK-12 classroom teachers developed by PLS Classes. Below is an up-to-date listing of what we offer and the start date. PLS students may register through the Friday morning of the first week of class. If you want to register after the class starts, please call 1-866-PLS CLASS (757-2527).

The Summer and Fall 2022 start dates for courses developed by PLS Classes:

Summer 2022 (Remote Learning)

  • Summer A: May 12 – June 3
  • Summer B: June 9 -  July 1
  • Summer C: July 7 – July 29
  • Summer D: August 4 – August 26

Summer 2022 (7-weeks online)

  • Summer A: May 17 – June 4
  • Summer B: June 14 -  August 1

Summer 2022 (4-weeks online)

  • Summer A: May 10 – June 6
  • Summer B: June 7 -  July 4
  • Summer C: July 5 – August 1
  • Summer D: August 2 – August 29

Fall 2022 (Remote Learning)

  • Fall A: August 25 – September 16
  • Fall B: September 22 – October 14
  • Fall C: October 20 – November 11
  • Fall D: November 17 – December 9

Fall 2022 (7-weeks online)

  • Fall A: September 6 – October 24
  • Fall B: October 25 – December 12

Fall 2022 (4-weeks online)

  • Fall A: August 30 – September 26
  • Fall B: September 27 – October 24
  • Fall C: November 1 – November 28

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)

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

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

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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER

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

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING

Instructional Coaching (EDMA 242) - Now offered for Iowa License Renewal Credit!
3 Semester Hours Graduate Credit $795
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.

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

READING AND LITERACY 

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

TRAUMA CENTERED SCHOOL CULTURES

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


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

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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) 271-2151.
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