School of Education

School of Education Graduate Program Policies

Drake University School of Education Statement of Governance
The School of Education expects intellectual integrity on the part of undergraduate and graduate students who participate in professional preparation and enhancement offered by the School. As future practitioners, students of the Drake University School of Education must maintain high ethical standards and academic honesty. Follow the link to read the full Governance Policy

School of Education Grievance Policy
Within the School of Education, a student has the opportunity to file a grievance, or formal written complaint, with the Grievance Committee. The process of filing a grievance with the SOE is found in the Grievance Policy.

Drake University Nondiscrimination Statement
The principles of equal access and equal opportunity require that all interactions within the University be free from invidious discrimination. Drake University therefore prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy
To read the University's Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy, visit here.

Admission Policy for Graduate Work
Students may take up to two courses OR 6 hours of graduate credit before admission to a graduate program. After two courses OR 6 hours, students must be admitted, or further registration will not be possible.

Transfer of Credit
Graduate credits may be considered for transfer to the School of Education masters and specialists programs from other Drake or non-Drake graduate programs under the following conditions:

1. Only graduate-level courses of a “B” or better may transfer;
2. The course(s) must be directly related to the student’s current Drake graduate program
3. The transfer of credit must be recommended by the student’s advisor.

Graduate credits completed up to five years prior to admission will be considered for full credit transfer whereas graduate credits completed from five to ten years prior to admission will be considered for half credit transfer. Students may transfer up to one third of a Drake masters or specialist degree program (ex: up to 12 credits for a 36 credit master’s degree) providing the credits meet the aforementioned criteria. Credits from any prior graduate program cannot be applied to Drake doctoral degrees.

Any waiver must be requested by an advisor of a specific program and approved by the Associate Dean.

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.