School of Education

Mission and Vision


We prepare, support, and inspire our students to lead and serve in a constantly changing world.


Together we transform lives and strengthen communities.

Guiding Principles

Social Justice

We take the stance that everyone deserves equitable social, political, and economic rights and opportunities and collectively struggle to imagine and create a better world for all.

Innovation and Improvement

We take intelligent risks to create breakthrough improvement in results while strengthening core processes, practices, and outcomes in an iterative, systematic effort.

Reflective Practice

We actively seek to understand the connection among one's actions and experiences to self and practice to gain new knowledge and insights.


We collegially work together in establishing shared goals and completing action steps in ways that could not be accomplished alone.

Care for Self and Others

We promote and engage in the practice of supporting the physical and psychological health of ourselves and others.



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.

Higher Learning Commission
Phone: 800-621-7440 / 312-263-0456

School of Education

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, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling or School Counseling are all accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  




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.