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:

  • School of Education Graduate Application and Electronic Supporting Documents
    • Online Application 
    • Electronic copy of professional resume/curriculum vitae
    • Electronic copy of statement of Interest (program requirements may differ)
    • Letters of Recommendation (additional information provided within online application) Individuals applying to an Endorsement-Only program are exempt from the recommendation requirement
    • Copy of teaching license (currently licensed teachers should upload an image of their teaching license)
  • Official transcripts are required from:
    • Any institution where you earned (or will earn) a bachelor’s degree. 
    • Any institution where you earned a post-bachelor’s (graduate) degree.
    • Any institution where you earned credit you would like considered toward an endorsement or graduate degree.
    • Upon application review, you may be required to provide additional transcripts, including those with courses taken while in high school or at a community college.

Official transcripts and test scores may be sent via secure electronic transmission to or mailed to:

Coordinator of Graduate Admission
School of Education - Drake University
Collier-Scripps Hall - Rm 221
2702 Forest 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.