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Message From the Dean

Welcome to the Drake University School of Education, now located in the new Collier-Scripps Hall. 




We are a unique and powerful unit of a highly successful university.  The School of Education serves over 750 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a vast number of opportunities representing a breadth of career stages. 

Whether you are an undergraduate student looking to teach, a graduate student looking to advance on the salary grid – we have a program for you.  Are you a professional looking to change career paths? Are you a current teacher looking to add an endorsement?  We offer continuing education courses and degree opportunities for anyone looking to take the next step.   We offer courses in all formats to meet the varying needs of our students.  We offer programs online and in the classroom.  Our classes meet nights and weekends, online and blended format, as well as traditional classroom instruction.

Educational leaders come from Drake with over 70% of Iowa school districts having professionals with at least one Drake degree.  Our students get jobs with a 98% accomplishment rate for bachelor's degree recipients and a 100% accomplishment rate for master's degree recipients.  Our students are highly successful with 99% passrate on teaching and learning licensing tests.  Our undergraduate finish their degree with 85% of these students completing in four years with a strong percentage of fifth year students pursuing a double major.  

Take the next step…come see what we have to offer you.  

Dean Janet McMahill

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