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With the School of Education’s wide range of programs at all education levels, you can explore your potential as an educator or refine your skills, develop new specialties, and build on your professional success.

Undergraduate Education Major

Learn from experienced education professionals — and put your knowledge to work in the classroom during your first semester.

Drake's School of Education offers undergraduate degrees in both elementary and secondary education in a wide variety of content areas. Students gain experience in the classroom beginning in their first semester and master a variety of methods of instruction and assessment in courses that can lead to teacher certification in any state.

The School of Education offers a strong professional program with a solid foundation in the arts and sciences, providing knowledge and perspective for disciplines taught in schools.

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Graduate Programs

Expand your skills and take your career to the next level.

We have all of the classic degrees that you would expect from a school of education but we offer so much more!  Not only can you work toward a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree, but you can do so on your own schedule with classes offered year-round, in the evenings and on weekends, and online to make your education accessible.  Programs are available for individuals with and without experience in the field education.


Counseling licensure degrees in School, Mental Health, or Rehabilitation. 

We offer three career paths in the field of counseling including Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation, or if you want to work in an educational institution you might consider School Counseling.  We also offer an advanced degree in Rehabilitation Placement or Applied Behavior Analysis.

Educational Leadership

Current teachers interested in becoming a principal are candidates for our advanced degree in Educational Leadership.  Our specialist programs offer additional academic experience for PK-12 principal and superintendent licensure.  Review the Educational Leadership Program Comparison Document and see how other programs compare.    

Organizational Leadership and Talent Development

The School of Education prepares leaders outside the classroom as well. 

If you work outside of education and want to develop leadership skills, consider the Master of Science in Leadership Development.

Teaching and Learning

If you are wishing to become a licensed teacher, you should consider either the Master of Arts in Teaching or the Master of Science in Teaching program. Current teachers are candidates for our endorsement-only programs and our advanced degrees within Literacy Education, Special Education, STEM Education, and Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development.

Doctoral Studies

If you are interested in pursuing a terminal degree, we offer a fit for you whether you come from business or industry, or the field of education.  

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