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Continuing Education & Professional Development

Achieve your professional goals with Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development

You can receive a Drake education regardless of your location through Drake’s Continuing Education & Professional Development programs. See each specific program page to learn more about credit and how it may be applied toward your educational goals.

Programs and Partners

Drake University offices, including the School of Education Continuing Education and Professional Development offices, will be closed during the following times:

Thanksgiving            

From 12 p.m. on Wednesday November 23, through Friday, November 25, 2016    (Re-opening Monday, November 28, 2016) 

Winter Break            

Friday, December 23, 2016 – Monday, January 2, 2017                                                (Re-opening Tuesday, January 3, 2017)

This will affect:

Registrations

You may register online while we are closed. However, your registration(s) will not be processed until our office re-opens. You will experience a delay in receiving your course materials.

Registrations that are mailed or faxed will not be processed until our office reopens. There will be a delay in receiving your materials.

Phone registrations will not be taken during these time periods. 

Expedited Grading

The expedited grading policy promises that your grade will be entered into the system in five business days of receipt by the Distance Learning Center. Please note that days that the office is closed are not considered business days. 

Transcript Information

Transcript specific information may be found here: Transcript FAQ’s

Thank you for using this information to plan your studies so that Drake University’s academic schedule has minimal impact on the completion of your goals.

Mission Statement

The Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development Department (CEPD) is dedicated to the continuing education and advancement of PreK-12 teachers, athletic coaches, and administrators across North America and beyond. Working with our partner organizations, CEPD develops and delivers high-quality graduate online, face-to-face, self-paced and blended learning opportunities that are timely, practical and rigorous.

Accreditation

Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since that association was established in 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456, www.ncahlc.org).

Contact Information

Drake University School of Education
Continuing Education & Professional Development
3206 University Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

You may call the Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development Office Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:00 (CST), at:
1-800-76-TEACH

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