The School of Education at Drake University is a diverse community of collaborative learners dedicated to the preparation, licensure, advancement, and continuing education of teachers, counselors, school administrators, human resource development professionals, and other educational leaders of learning communities.
The School of Education experience is distinguished by exemplary teaching, scholarship, and services that advance the higher education experience for on-campus and extended-campus learners.
Faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education model leadership in the core areas of academic reflection, collaborative learning, and social justice. Leadership embodies the importance of creating and educating strong systemic leaders at every level in the academic setting.
The Drake University School of Education is committed to diversity and inclusivity. As members of the School of Education, we strive to work toward an affirming learning and teaching environment. We do so by seeking to educate culturally responsive professionals who are able to work effectively with all stakeholders. Aligned with our commitment to academic reflection, collaborative learning and social justice, we seek to facilitate the development of our students as reflective practitioners, critical thinkers, and public intellectuals.
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.
North Central Association
In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, All certification and endorsement programs within the School of Education are approved and accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, pursuant of Chapter 79, Code of Iowa.
Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling are both accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Master of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.