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FROM THE DEAN

The Drake University School of Education prepares world-class teachers and educational leaders. With more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students, we are one of the largest schools of education in the Midwest. We have an exceptional record of preparing highly effective elementary and secondary teachers, school counselors, principals, superintendents, and specialists working in training and organizational development in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. At the same time, we don’t let our size compromise our commitment to provide an intimate learning environment that fosters close connections between students and faculty. Although you are always welcome to visit our website or call the school, we are supplying this print version of our spring catalog for additional convenience. Our graduate degree and endorsement classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends in various locations on and off campus or online. This fall we launched a new Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) degree. This program, which replaces the Adult Learning and Organizational Performance (ALOP) degree, is designed to meet the needs of emerging and aspiring leaders who wish to better understand their own leadership strengths, identify areas of development, or expand their leadership capacity within their organizations. Thinking of becoming a building-level administrator? Check out our new North Metro Cohort program. Classes for aspiring principals will begin this spring in Ankeny, followed by summer and fall classes in North Polk and Johnston. On behalf of our student-focused faculty and staff, I welcome you to start or continue your education and begin your transformation at Drake.

Janet M. McMahill, Ph.D.


Drake University School of Education Situated in Des Moines, Iowa, the Drake University School of Education provides our students with a diverse learning environment. The city’s many cultural and professional opportunities provide learning and leadership experiences beyond the classroom and offer a platform for establishing and furthering careers. OUR GRADUATE PROGRAMS Graduate coursework includes master, specialist, and doctorate degrees, as well as endorsement-only programs. Several endorsement, degree, and continuing education courses are offered through Extension Education. Convenient scheduling and multiple delivery options (face-to-face, online, video) make our programs accessible to individuals from all professional fields. Teaching and Learning Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Certification) Master of Science in Teaching (Elementary Certification) Master of Science in Education: Literacy Education Master of Science in Education: Special Education Master of Science in Education: Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development Counseling Master of Science in Counseling with emphasis in • Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Master of Science in Rehabilitation Placement Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration Education Leadership Specialist in Education • Education Leadership (Principal Pre-k–12) • Education Administration (Superintendent Pre-k–12) • Content-Based Emphasis in Leadership Development, Literacy Education, or Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development Master of Science in Education: Education Leadership (Principal Pre-k–12) Doctor of Education in Leadership Leadership Development Master of Science: Leadership Development with emphasis in • Human Resources Development (training and development) • Human Resources Management • Higher Education Development (student affairs administration) Spring 2014 courses run Jan. 27–May 16 unless otherwise noted. Evening classes are 5:30–8:20 p.m. Day of the Week Key Monday—M Tuesday—T Wednesday—W Thursday—R Friday—F 3


Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Science in Teaching

www.drake.edu/mat

www.drake.edu/mst

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in a field outside of education but would like to obtain teaching certification at the middle or high school level.

The Master of Science in Teaching is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in a field outside of education who want to obtain teaching certification at the elementary level (k-8). This degree is one of just a few programs that allow you to earn an elementary teaching certificate at the master’s degree level.

In addition to completing the 24-25 credit hours of pre-professional and methods coursework needed to earn your teaching license, you will need to fulfill requirements related to at least one subject endorsement and successfully complete student teaching.

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

EDUC 203 Foundations of Education

5:30–8:20 p.m. W EDUC 208 Educational Psychology for Teaching

and Learning—Hybrid* 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 8, and March 29)  EDUC 213 Arts Integration in Education

9:30–10:45 a.m. MW EDUC 261 Educational Technology

9–10:50 a.m. M or 5:30–7:20 p.m. T

This program is designed for working professionals. Most courses required for the first part of the program can be taken in an evening format, so you can continue to work. The methods courses, which comprise the middle section of the program, are taught primarily during the day. Full-time study is also an option. In addition to courses needed to receive a teaching license, you will fulfill requirements for at least one endorsement area. An adviser will help you determine which undergraduate courses may count toward an endorsement. Required credit hours vary per endorsement and depend on transferrable undergraduate credits. The Master of Science in Teaching and the Master of Arts in Teaching programs can be initiated in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

EDUC 264 Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

12:30–1:45 p.m. MW or 5:30–8:20 p.m. M SPED 220 Introduction to Special Education

5:30–8:20 p.m. R or 9:30–10:45 a.m. TR or 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. TR *Weekend attendance with online activities For program information, contact: Thalya Hanson thalya.hanson@drake.edu

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

EDUC 203 Foundations of Education

5:30–8:20 p.m. W EDUC 208 Educational Psychology for Teaching

and Learning—Hybrid* 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Feb. 8, Feb. 22, March 8, and March 29)  EDUC 213 Arts Integration in Education

9:30–10:45 a.m. MW

EDUC 255 Language and Literacy

9:30–10:45 a.m. MW EDUC 261 Educational Technology

9–10:50 a.m. M or 5:30–7:20 p.m. T EDUC 264 Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

12:30–1:45 p.m. MW or 5:30–8:20 p.m. M EDUC 270 Reading in the Content Area

9:30–10:45 a.m. TR SPED 220 Introduction to Special Education

5:30–8:20 p.m. R or 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. TR or 9:30–10:45 a.m. TR *Weekend attendance with online activities For program information, contact: Mary Small dede.small@drake.edu 4


Master of Science in Literacy Education

Masters of Science in Special Education

www.drake.edu/literacy

www.drake.edu/specialeducation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Drake offers the newest master’s degree in literacy education in the state of Iowa, created to meet a growing and critical need. The program is designed for teachers and other educators who desire to lead literacy initiatives, become literacy coaches, develop curriculum, serve as master teachers, and learn new strategies and techniques to assist students who are struggling in the classroom.

Advance your teaching career and learn how to integrate the latest advancements in special education into your classroom. The program’s coursework prepares you to teach in a challenging but rewarding field; special education teachers work with students with disabilities to help them grow personally and academically.

The program emphasizes contemporary skills in literacy education and research. Coursework comprises seven core classes. The Master of Science in Literacy Education is a 32-credithour program. Seven three-credit-hour core courses are required for all students. To complete the remaining credits, students may add a reading or reading specialist endorsement. In some cases, students may be able to transfer credits already earned. Program Highlights A team of Drake faculty and local literacy leaders created this innovative degree. Courses are held on evenings and weekends, with opportunity for face-to-face instruction and web-based activities and discussion.

The special education programs are designed to prepare highly competent special educators to teach students with mild or moderate disabilities, behavioral disorders, or learning disabilities across a variety of school settings. The program accommodates applicants with a variety of backgrounds and interests and with or without previous special education training. Endorsements In addition to the master’s degree, Drake also offers the following endorsements in special education: • • • •

Special Education Consultant Endorsement Instructional Strategist I (k-8 or 5-12) Instructional Strategist II (k-12) Work Experience Coordinator

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

EDUC 277 Urban Trends in Literacy Education

Online March 10–May 4

EDUC 280 Case Studies in Literacy Education

(February, March, April)

EDUC 288 Leading & Coaching Data Team

SPED 120/220 Introduction to Special Education

9:30–10:45 a.m. TR

SPED 120/220 Introduction to Special Education

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. TR

SPED 120/220 Introduction to Special Education

Thursday evenings

SPED 123/223

Learning Environments and Differentiated Instruction Tuesday evenings

SPED 151/251

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation Monday evenings

SPED 153/253

Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers 12:30–1:45 p.m. TR

EDUC 282 The Impact of Poverty on Students, Teachers,

SPED 175/275

Career/Voc, Transition Planning One weekend (Feb. 1–2)

EDUC 285 Models of Literacy Instruction


SPED 176/276

Coordinating Cooperative Occupational Programs Two weekends (Feb. 22–23 & March 8–9)

SPED 291

Professional Seminar Wednesday evenings—five meetings during semester

Analysis in Reading Online Feb. 3–March 30

COURSES OFFERED

EDUC 260 School Improvement and Professional

Development in Literacy 
 EDUC 281 Writing Research & Theory


Schools, and Communities
 EDUC 287 Reading Research & Theory EDUC 289 Managing School-Wide Change through

Literacy Coaching Applications now being accepted for fall 2014

For program information, contact:

For program information, contact:

Jill Johnson jill.johnson@drake.edu

Michael Couvillon michael.couvillon@drake.edu 5


Master of Science in Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development www.drake.edu/tepd PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Science in Education in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development (TEPD) will help you discover new methods of teaching and become a leader among educators. TEPD emphasizes methods and pedagogy. It is designed for current teachers who wish to remain in the classroom, learn new techniques to enhance their effectiveness as educators, and rise to the level of master teacher. In addition to core courses, the program allows you to gain additional expertise through an area of specialization or by completing the courses required for an endorsement. The 32-credit-hour program, which begins each fall, was designed with the needs of working teachers in mind. Courses are research and discussion based, and you will learn from your peers as well as from the faculty. Core classes are held on Friday evenings and Saturdays, so the program can be completed while working. A three-credit course would typically meet three weekends during the semester. Some classes utilize a hybrid format, mixing weekend attendance with online activities. As a graduate of the TEPD program, you will be able to: • • • • •

Explore models of effective teaching Utilize research Become an instructional leader Promote collaboration Design, develop, and implement an instructional inquiry

COURSES OFFERED Students in the TEPD program take 32 credit hours, including 17 hours of core master’s classes. • Contemporary Issues in Education • Learning Communities and Professional Communication • Methods and Models of Teaching Effectiveness • Educational Research • Assessment for Learning • Professional Development and Learning Communities

Applications now being accepted for fall 2014

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For program information, contact: TEPD Areas of Specialization/Endorsements Curriculum Leadership (Elementary/Secondary Focus) Todd Hodgkinson todd.hodgkinson@drake.edu Early Childhood and Unified Beth Beschorner beth.beschorner@drake.edu English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL) Shelley Fairbairn shelley.fairbairn@drake.edu Talented and Gifted Endorsement All courses online Sally Beisser sally.beisser@drake.edu Mathematics (Elementary) Tonia Land tonia.land@drake.edu Middle School Endorsement Todd Hodgkinson todd.hodgkinson@drake.edu Reading Endorsement (Elementary, Secondary, Professional) Jill Johnson jill.johnson@drake.edu Urban Education Kevin Lam kevin.lam@drake.edu


Master of Science in Counseling

Specialist in Education Leadership

www.drake.edu/counseling

www.drake.edu/sedl

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

In the Master of Science in Counseling program, you will interact with and learn from expert faculty who are committed to excellence in research and teaching and service to the profession. In addition to coursework and professional experiences, you can bolster your résumé through participation in research projects overseen by Drake faculty, publication of research, or attendance at state and national conferences. The program is designed for working adults, with classes held on Drake’s campus on evenings and weekends.

The Specialist in Education program is ideal for individuals who have completed a master’s degree and are pursuing principal/superintendent licensure or educational advancement. Individuals enrolled in this program include professionals within education, business, and law.

Program Options The Master of Science in Counseling offers several specializations. All students take a core set of classes and select one or more of the specializations to complete, depending on educational and career goals: • • • •

School Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Rehabilitation Administration

Application Process Applications for this program are accepted for fall and spring start terms, with the following deadlines. All materials must be postmarked by the identified dates: • •

Spring term: Sept. 1 Fall term: March 1

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

COUN 200 Intro to Counseling

Mondays, 5–8 p.m. COUN 220 Career Counseling

Thursdays, 5–8 p.m.

Superintendent Licensure The Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure is a post-master’s program that prepares students for superintendent/AEA administration licensure. Developed from the Iowa Standards for School Leaders, the program enables students to become exemplary leaders within the field of education. A rich clinical experience is central to the program, with multiple hands-on experiences embedded throughout the coursework. The Specialist in Education with Superintendent Licensure requires 30 credit hours, consisting of nine 3-credit courses and one 3-credit culminating seminar. Content-Based Emphasis The Specialist in Education with a content-based emphasis is a post-master’s program that prepares students for leadership within the field of education or business through programmatic strands. Concentration areas include Leadership Development, Literacy Education, and Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development. The Specialist in Education with content-based concentration requires 30 credit hours, consisting of 21 credit hours of programmatic electives and three, 3-credit core courses.

Applications now being accepted for fall 2014 For program information, contact:

COUN 225 Human Development

Superintendent and Principal Licensure

COUN 228 Psychiatric Disorders

Trent Grundmeyer trent.grundmeyer@drake.edu

Online Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. COUN 245 Diversity

Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. COUN 295 Classroom Management

Jan. 31–Feb. 1; Feb. 21–22; April 11–12 EDUC 201 Educational Research

Feb. 21-22, March 7-8, April 11-12 For program information, contact: counselored@drake.edu

Content-Based Emphasis Leadership Development Cris Wildermuth cris.wildermuth@drake.edu Literacy Education Jill Johnson jill.johnson@drake.edu Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development Thalya Hanson Thalya.hanson@drake.edu

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Master of Science in Education Leadership www.drake.edu/edl Principal Licensure PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Take the next step in your career and lead education into the future. This program prepares teachers for a variety of leadership positions: principal, associate/assistant principal, athletic director, dean of students, curriculum coordinator, or Area Education Agency consultant. Drake’s reputation for quality extends across Iowa, where nearly 70 percent of school districts have at least one administrator with a Drake degree. This part-time, cohort-based program is designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. In a convenient weekend format, you will learn from faculty members who have extensive experience as administrators. As a cohort program, you will take two courses per semester (each course is three weekends). You’ll develop close relationships with faculty members and other students in your classes, which creates a tight network of individuals from which to invite feedback and solicit advice, now and in the future. New: North Metro Cohort Drake is partnering with three school districts in the North Metro area to offer an innovative, responsive, and rigorous master’s degree to prepare future school leaders and build the leadership capacity within each district. Instead of coming to Drake campus for classes, students will take classes on site and rotate (rounds) in each of the three host districts—Ankeny, Johnston, and North Polk. Professors will work with district leaders to create a curriculum that is embedded in the real-life workings of the district. Teachers with at least one year of teaching experience are welcome to apply. Individuals do not need to be from one of the host districts to apply. • Convenient—Six weekends per semester (Saturday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m./ Sunday 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.) • Cohort based—Built-in networks of other aspiring administrators • Embedded—Local districts will “host” the cohort for various classes • Leadership Rounds—Cohorts will investigate various initiatives, professional development, and projects in the host district. This program features high-quality instruction, a relevant clinical experience, and a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for leadership in Iowa’s schools with an emphasis on instructional leadership.

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SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

North Metro/January 2014 EDL 270

Personal and Professional Seminar Feb. 1–2; Feb. 22–23; March 8–9

EDL 271

Leadership and the Profession April 5–6; April 26–27; May 10–11

COURSES OFFERED • • • • • • •

Organizational and System Behavior Instruction and Learning; Community and Society Planning, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation* Applications of Law, Mandates, and Policies Diversity in Schools Managing Schools Clinical Experience I & II

*Meets Iowa Evaluator Approval requirements

Applications now being accepted for fall 2014 Courses are open to cohort members only. Students must be admitted to the cohort by the start of the first class in order to be eligible for registration. Cohorts are forming in Des Moines on campus and in Cedar Rapids for fall 2014. North Metro cohort is forming in January 2014. For program information, contact: Thomas Buckmiller thomas.buckmiller@drake.edu


Doctor of Education in Leadership

Master of Science in Leadership Development

www.drake.edu/eddoc

www.drake.edu/leadership

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Designed for the experienced and practicing professional, the Doctor of Education in Leadership offers opportunities for leaders in education, government, business, health care, human services, and other fields.

This two-year graduate degree program prepares emerging and experienced leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to advance individual growth, organizational development, and societal improvement. Our students work or aspire to work in corporations, nonprofit organizations, and student service areas within higher education.

Courses within the program emphasize the practical study of leadership, theory, ethics, technology and organizations, program evaluation, and research methodologies. Drake’s program is adaptable to a number of leadership-level careers and provides flexibility within its courses for you to pursue your professional or personal interests. Developed for working professionals, courses are held in a weekend format on Drake’s campus, so you can continue to work full time. The cohort program can be completed in as little as three years (two years of coursework with one year or more to complete a dissertation). Visit www.drake.edu/eddoc to discover the benefits of Drake’s doctorate program or to learn more about the program’s curriculum. Application Process To be eligible for admission, you must have completed 36 graduate credits, which includes a master’s degree. Drake admits approximately 15 students into its cohort program each year. Applications submitted in full by Jan. 15 of each year will be given priority during the selection process. Materials submitted after this date will be considered until the cohort has been filled.

This degree offers emphases/tracks in Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management*, and Student Services within Higher Education. A fourth multidisciplinary track is available for students interested in a highly customized and flexible program. Classes meet Friday 5–10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. unless otherwise listed.

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

MSLD 242 Living, Learning, Leading in the 21st Century

Feb. 7–8; Feb. 28–March 1; March 14–15 MSLD 244 Leadership Development

Feb. 14–15; March 7–8; April 11–12 COURSES OFFERED • • • •

Organizational Development and Leading Change Business Acumen & Strategy Global and Team Leadership Organizational Savvy and Communications

For program information, contact:

*Our Human Resource Management emphasis has been analyzed and approved by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Robyn Cooper robyn.cooper@drake.edu

For program information, contact: Cris Wildermuth cris.wildermuth@drake.edu

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement Program

Middle School Endorsement Program www.drake.edu/endorsements

www.drake.edu/endorsements PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Whether you want to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) full time or simply improve your effectiveness in teaching and assessing diverse learners, the ESL endorsement at Drake University is for you. After completing only six classes, you will be certified to teach k-12 ESL to a fastgrowing and fascinating population of students.

The middle school endorsement is an add-on endorsement to the Iowa General Elementary Endorsement (k–6) license or the Iowa Secondary Level Endorsements (7–12). You must hold either a valid Iowa teacher’s license at the elementary or secondary level or be currently seeking endorsement at the elementary or secondary level.

Our endorsement coursework is taught at night, online, and in the summer to meet the needs of busy professionals. Additionally, our ESL methods course features a cutting-edge textbook focused on differentiation by English language proficiency development level, co-authored by Drake’s ESL endorsement program director.

Core Course Information

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

There are four core courses required for the middle school endorsement. Two of the courses (EDUC 131/231 and EDUC 134/234) are offered online. Additional Requirements Twelve additional hours of coursework must be completed in two of the following subject-discipline areas:

EDUC 245 Intro to Teaching English Language

• Language Arts • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies

EDUC 244 ESL Methods

Transfer credits are allowed, and a Drake adviser will review transcripts and make recommendations for program completion.

Learners (ELLs) Tuesday evenings (prerequisite for EDUC 244 and EDUC 249) Monday evenings  EDUC 249 Issues and Assessment in English

Language Learning Thursday evenings EDUC 221 Grammar for Teachers

Online March 3–April 27 EDUC 220 ESL Strategies

Wednesday evenings For program information, contact: Lynda Brown lynda.brown@drake.edu Shelley Fairbairn shelley.fairbairn@drake.edu

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SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

EDUC 242 Secondary Reading and

Interdisciplinary Curriculum 6–8:50 p.m. M or 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. TR EDUC 234 Middle School Curriculum & Methods

Online (Jan. 27–March 23)  For program information, contact: Todd Hodgkinson todd.hodgkinson@drake.edu


Talented and Gifted Endorsement Program www.drake.edu/gifted PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Expand your skills as an educator and administrator and experience the rewards of teaching intelligent and engaged learners by obtaining your Talented and Gifted (TAG) Endorsement from Drake. Our award-winning curriculum provides high-quality content you won’t find in other programs, and our innovative use of technology makes it easier than ever to become endorsed.

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

Courses for the Talented and Gifted Endorsement comply with the 12-hour Iowa Department of Education requirement for preparation of teachers, consultants, and coordinators in gifted education programs. The required 12 credit hours must be in four areas—psychology, programming, administration, and practicum.

EDUC 297 Gifted Readers: Literacy Strategies

Additional Information All TAG endorsement courses are online—making scheduling easy for working professionals—and are appropriate for administrators, teachers, consultants, and coordinators of k–12 programs or parents of gifted students.  

EDUC 291 Intro to Gifted Education

Jan. 27–March 23 EDUC 295 Curriculum & Assessment of Gifted

Jan. 27–March 23 EDUC 292 Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Feb. 3–March 16 Feb. 17–March 30 EDUC 210 Practicum in Gifted Education

March 17–April 13  EDUC 290 Administration of Gifted

March 31–April 27  For program information, contact: Valerie Thacker valerie.thacker@drake.edu Sally Beisser sally.beisser@drake.edu

The Iowa Distance Education Association awarded Drake’s TAG endorsement program with the Point of Presence Award for Excellence. Outstanding TAG instructors with expertise and recognition in gifted education lead high-quality courses based on National Association for Gifted Children standards and innovative use of technology.   We recommend our TAG courses for educational professional development. For example, administrators or TAG coordinators may benefit from the course Administration & Supervision of TAG Programs. Counselors or parents may like the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted. Teachers may need Curriculum & Assessment of Gifted; Gifted Readers: Literacy Strategies; or Gifted Learners: Math Strategies.

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Reading Endorsements Program

Drake University Extension Education

www.drake.edu/endorsements

www.drake.edu/edex/distance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Drake University’s Extension Education division is part of the Drake School of Education. Extension Education offers educators in Iowa and around the world the opportunity to earn Drake graduate credit through online, video correspondence, and face-to-face courses.

Drake offers reading endorsements at the elementary and secondary level as well as a professional strand option. Courses are offered on weekends and evenings to accommodate the practicing professional. A variety of courses are offered online, and day courses are offered on campus during the summer months. Coursework There are a required set of courses that all students pursuing a reading endorsement must take in order for Drake University to recommend a student to the Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE). Each case is different; therefore, an individual transcript review must be completed. After transcripts have been reviewed, students will receive a letter listing which courses Drake would require. Most students need four to six courses to complete the endorsement.

SPRING COURSE SCHEDULE

EDUC 221 Grammar for Teachers

Online March 3–April 27 EDUC 229 Linguistics for Educators

Online Jan. 27–March 23 EDUC 270 Reading in the Content Area

Offered through the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) Feb. 7–8; Feb. 21–22; March 7–8 EDUC 271 Issues in Adolescent Literacy

Online TBA EDUC 278 Lit Assess and Instruct II

Online Feb. 24–April 20  For program information, contact: Beth Beschorner beth.beschorner@drake.edu

AEA Partnerships Drake University Extension Education is proud to partner with Keystone AEA 1, AEA 267, Prairie Lakes AEA 8, Mississippi Bend AEA 9, Grant Wood AEA 10, Heartland AEA 11, Green Hills AEA, and Great Prairie AEA. More than 2,100 graduate credit courses are offered each year through these AEAs’ professional development departments. Distance Learning Drake University Extension Education offers a large number of graduate credit distance learning opportunities in both online and video correspondence formats. Content areas covered include: • Assessment • Athletic coaching • Classroom management • Curriculum and instruction • Differentiated instruction • Inclusion • Mathematics • Parental support • Physical education • Reading and literacy • Responsibility and relationships • Science and technology • Teaching strategies Visit our website to find out more about our distance learning course offerings: www.drake.edu/edex/distance or call 1-800-76-teach. Additional Course Information Enrollment in Extension Education offerings may be used for: • • •

Renewal of teaching certificates Advancement on local salary schedules Elective credits in graduate degree programs (EDMA courses only)

All courses offered through Extension Education have been reviewed and approved by the Drake University School of Education. All video correspondence courses are graded by the Extension Education instructional team.

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION To register for courses, please contact Graduate Programs Assistant Debbie Dodge (email debbie.dodge@drake.edu or call 515-271-3727). You may be eligible to enroll in six to seven graduate hours before being admitted to the Drake University School of Education. Specific program limitations may apply. Please note: Non-admitted students are not eligible for federal financial aid. Some courses have class size limits, so early registration is encouraged. ADMISSION Admittance to a School of Education graduate program requires successful completion of a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Programs beyond the master’s level may require additional academic experience. If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admission for further information.  Visit www.drake.edu/soe/admission for more information regarding the admission process and to complete the application process.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Jamie Steen, coordinator of graduate admission, at soegradadmission@drake.edu or 515-271-2552. Online application materials will be automatically forwarded to the appropriate office. All other materials, including transcripts, should be mailed to: Coordinator of Graduate Admission Drake University School of Education 3206 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311 TUITION/FEES (2013–2014)

EDUC

$450 per credit hour; $60 technology fee/semester

EDMA

Priced per course; varies

FINANCIAL AID Individuals admitted to a program and who are enrolled in a minimum of five credit hours per semester may be eligible for federal financial aid. For more information please contact the Office of Student Financial Planning at financialaid@drake.edu or call 515-271-2905.

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CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DRAKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Dean of School of Education Janet McMahill 515-271-3829 janet.mcmahill@drake.edu Coordinator of Graduate Admissions Jamie Steen 515-271-2552 soegradadmission@drake.edu Graduate Programs Assistant Debbie Dodge 515-271-3727 debbie.dodge@drake.edu

Extension Education Chuck Sengstock 515-271-2184 chuck.sengstock@drake.edu or call 1-800-76-teach Endorsements Curriculum Leadership (Elementary/Secondary Focus)

thalya.hanson@drake.edu Early Childhood

beth.beschorner@drake.edu English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL)

Teaching & Learning Chair Shelley Fairbairn 515-271-1954 shelley.fairbairn@drake.edu

shelley.fairbairn@drake.edu

Leadership & Counseling Chair Wade Leuwerke 515-271-3943 wade.leuwerke@drake.edu

Mathematics (Elementary)

Talented and Gifted

sally.beisser@drake.edu

tonia.land@drake.edu Middle School

todd.hodgkinson@drake.edu Bridget Arrasmith Program Assistant Leadership 515-271-2054 bridget.arrasmith@drake.edu

Reading

jill.johnson@drake.edu Urban Education

Doris Brunnette Program Assistant Counseling 515-271-4842 counselored@drake.edu Doctorate Program Director Robyn Cooper 515-271-4535 robyn.cooper@drake.edu

kevin.lam@drake.edu


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