Academic Information

Continuing Education and Professional Development

Continuing Education and Professional Development, located in the School of Education, offers PreK-12 educators the opportunity to earn Drake University graduate credit through online, blended, face-to-face, and video correspondence courses. Students may use credit from these courses towards license renewal, salary advancement, or electives in graduate degree programs (with advisor approval).

See each specific program page to learn more about credit and how it may be applied toward your educational goals.

Programs and Partners


Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 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 of Colleges and Schools.  Drake was granted continuing accreditation in 2018.

Phone: 312-263-0456

Statement of Accreditation Status

Contact Information

Drake University School of Education 
Continuing Education & Professional Development 
2507 University Ave. 
Collier-Scripps Hall 
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

You may call the Drake Continuing Education & Professional Development Office Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 4:00 (Central Time), at:

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.