A Resilient Education, Fully Engaged.

Earn Your Teaching Degree with Drake University.

Shape Lives as a Teacher

Teachers change lives. And you have the power to make a positive difference. At Drake University, we lay the groundwork by empowering you — through support, expert instruction, and real-world practice. You’ll be ready to bring your best to elementary or high school classrooms.

For the Future

The School of Education offers undergraduate degrees in both elementary education and secondary education.

Learn from experienced professionals.
Our faculty are seasoned educators with backgrounds in teaching around the world and distinctions for their outstanding leadership. They’ll mentor and guide you toward a meaningful career as an advocate for students.

Work in classrooms during your first semester.
You’ll connect your coursework with practical experience in your very first semester. You’ll work in urban, suburban, and rural classrooms so you can become a highly effective teacher in any setting.

Test scores only tell part of the story.
Drake offers a test-flexible application. You can choose not to submit ACT/SAT scores and instead take part in an interview. We’re looking for inspired trailblazers and innovators to join our campus.

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30+ areas of specialization


99% pass rate on teaching and licensure tests


98% of Education undergrads launch careers or begin graduate school within six months of graduation