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Centers and Institutes

The School of Education is home to special projects and grant-based programs that provide further opportunities for you to gain real-world experience while contributing to initiatives that benefit the community and society.

Adult Literacy Center

The goal of the Adult Literacy Center is to improve literacy, resulting in enhanced self-esteem, daily living, and life-long learning. Utilizing volunteers, the Drake University Adult Literacy Center (DUALC) improves the quality of adults' lives by helping them learn to read, write and comprehend.  Visit the Adult Literacy Center website.  

For more information about the program or to schedule an interview and assessment, contact:

Vickie Merrifield, Coordinator of Adult Literacy Center

Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development programs which serve children from birth to age five, pregnant women and their families. The programs are child-focused and have the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families. For more information about Drake University Head Start, visit here.

National Rehabilitation Institute

The National Rehabilitation Institute at Drake University was founded in 1976. Through grants from the Federal Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration the Institute awards scholarships and stipends to students who are interested in pursuing a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. For more information about the National Rehabilitation Institute, visit here.

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