School of Education


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. Individuals that do not meet the GPA requirement should contact the Coordinator of Graduate Admission for further information. 

Students may be eligible to complete six to seven credit hours before being admitted to a program. Please contact the School of Education for more details.

See each program page for requirements and procedures specific to that program.


Coordinator of Graduate Admission, School of Education

Application Process 

To complete the application process, submit the following:

  • Online Graduate Education Application and Electronic Supporting Documents
    • Application 
    • Electronic copy of professional resume/curriculum vitae
    • Electronic copy of essay indicating why you wish to pursue the program, your personal and professional goals, and how the program will enhance your career (program requirements may differ)
    • Reference Contacts (additional information provided within online application) Individuals applying to an Endorsement-Only program are exempt from the recommendation requirement
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Official scores from one of the following exams. Individuals applying to an endorsement which consists of 12 credit hours or less are exempt from testing requirements. Doctoral Applicants must complete either the GRE or the MAT
  • MAT/MST Degree students must also submit PRAXIS Core scores. The School of Education minimum acceptable score is a composite (reading + writing + math) of 448.

Online application materials will automatically be forwarded to the School of Education. Please mail transcripts and test scores to:

Coordinator of Graduate Admission
Drake University School of Education
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

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.