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Day-long conference for Iowa educators aims to increase school success and graduation rates

Drake University’s School of Education will host a one-day conference dedicated to increasing academic success and graduation rates for all of Iowa's K-12 students.
April 12, 2017

Special Awards Ceremony

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Drake University School of Education gathered this month to reflect on a world of accomplishments. From decades-long legacies to new beginnings, the SOE’s Special Awards Ceremony was a time to cherish activities and individuals who advance the school’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. “We’ve reached new heights. […]
April 10, 2017

Drake University to initiate global partnership with Republic of Kosovo

Top officials from Drake University and the Republic of Kosovo will hold a signing ceremony on Wednesday, April 5, to formalize a new partnership between the Des Moines, Iowa, university and the nation in Southeastern Europe.
April 4, 2017

Survey: 99 percent of recent Drake grads found professional success

New data affirms that Drake University does an exceptional job of preparing its alumni for professional success.
February 23, 2017

Drake announces new options for international studies

Drake University students will have new options for international studies beginning in fall 2017.
February 17, 2017

SOE Science Faculty Member Co-Chairs Conference

The Association for Science Teacher Education 2017 International Meeting brought approximately 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world to Des Moines for ASTE 2017.  Associate Professor of Science Education, Jerrid Kruse co-chaired the event. The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) held its 2017 International Conference January 12 through 14 in Des […]
February 14, 2017

For Drake alumna, Teacher Appreciation Week praise comes from the top

Teacher Appreciation Week was progressing much like any other for Drake alumna Loan Nguyen. It was the final week of the fall semester at Des Moines’ Roosevelt High School, and the second-year English and Creative Writing teacher had a long weekend of grading ahead. But on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, Nguyen got the surprise of […]
February 10, 2017

KDP Celebrates Centennial at Drake

ONE HUNDRED YEARS and counting.  The School Of Education (SOE) Chapter of the International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, is celebrating 100 years of Drake University chapter membership.  The School of Education's Epsilon Chapter was the fourth chapter in the nation and has been active since 1917.     KDP was founded in […]
February 8, 2017

Princeton Review names Drake a top university for return on investment

Drake University is among the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid according to The Princeton Review.

February 2, 2017

Group extends accreditation of two M.S. in Counseling specializations

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs has extended its accreditation of two specializations within Drake University’s counseling program.
February 1, 2017

Doctoral Students Win Awards at Conference

The Iowa Educational Research & Evaluation Association (IEREA) held their annual conference, Bridging Research and Practice to Meet Educational Challenges,  last month at the ACT Ferguson Conference Center in Iowa City.  This conference brings together practitioners, faculty and students from around the state to collaborate on innovative educational practices and to share current research.  The […]
January 3, 2017

Student Teachers Celebration

Forty-six teacher education candidates celebrated the completion of a successful student teaching semester on Tuesday, December 13 at Levitt Hall.  Joining them in celebrating were mentor teachers, supervisors, Dean Janet McMahill, Associate Dean Catherine Gillespie, Coordinator of Field Placement, Amy Holderied-Smith, and Director of Student Teaching, Michelle Krogulski. The music education student teachers provided festive […]
December 19, 2016

Faculty Selected to Editorial Advisory Board

Dr. Sally Beisser has been selected to serve on the Teaching For High Potential Editorial Advisory Board for a four-year term as one of 15 educators in gifted education. Her induction took place at the National Association for Gifted Children National Conference (NAGC) in Orlando, Florida.  At this conference, Dr. Beisser presented on "An Early Childhood Assessment Tool to […]
December 19, 2016

Kiplinger’s names Drake University a 2017 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has placed Drake University at No. 39 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2017.
December 16, 2016

Drake University to host fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this weekend to celebrate the accomplishments of 262 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion of the fall 2016 semester.
December 15, 2016