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Award-winning Author Coming to Des Moines

Kwame Alexander, literacy advocate and author of the Newbery Award-winning book The Crossover, will be speaking at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on March 31. He will be available to sign copies of the book after the program. This event is free and open to the public. Follow this link for additional […]
March 30, 2016

Registration open for the Educational Leadership Symposium

The School of Education has announced the annual Educational Leadership Symposium, Standard Based Grading: From the Front Lines, will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  As more schools in Iowa continue to transition to standards based or referenced grading (SBG) principles, each district may encounter unique challenges.  This symposium brings together four leaders who […]
March 30, 2016

Summer Courses Being Offered in Special Education

The School of Education is pleased to offer learning opportunities in the field of Special Education.  Coursework necessary for completing two different Special Education endorsements will be offered this summer.  Special Education professionals can complete the Special Education Consultant or the Work Experience Coordinator endorsements. The Special Education Consultant endorsement offered through the Drake University […]
March 10, 2016

Counseling Student Receives Fellowship

Anthony Ferguson Jr., a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Counseling in the Drake University School of Education, recently received a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation fellowship.
March 4, 2016

Drake University breaks ground on Collier-Scripps Hall

Drake University held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, Feb. 27, for the University’s first new academic building in 20 years.
February 27, 2016

Inclusion and Co-Teaching Symposium Offered

The School of Education welcomed 75 teachers from across Iowa to Drake University on February 10 to discuss the topics of inclusion and co-teaching. Inclusion and co-teaching are research-based strategies that help students with disabilities learn and study in general education settings with their peers.  Dr. Lisa Dieker, a Professor of Special Education from the University […]
February 17, 2016

Bill Nye to deliver 36th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
February 8, 2016

Counseling Student Receives Fellowship

Anthony Ferguson Jr., a graduate student pursuing his Master of Science in Counseling in the Drake University School of Education, recently received a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation fellowship.
February 4, 2016

MSLD Hosts Workshop on February 23

On Tuesday, February 23, Shari Turner, GR'14 and Liz Reneker, GR'14, will join current MSLD student Marsha Aldridge to facilitate a fun workshop introducing participants to the Big Five personality model.  This event is free and open to the public. Passport to Personality: Cruisin' the O.C.E.A.N. is an interactive workshop designed to introduce participants to […]
February 3, 2016

6 things in 2016

It’s an eventful year ahead with caucuses, construction, competition, commitment, camaraderie, and courses. Save the date for these six events happening in 2016 at Drake University. There are so many exciting things happening on campus in 2016. Follow us through a year of transformation! 1. Caucuses Drake becomes the caucus capital of Des Moines on […]
January 22, 2016

Special Education Department Hosts Guest Speaker

The Drake University School of Education is pleased to present guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Dieker.  Lisa Dieker will be here February 10 from 9:00 - 3:30 in the Cowles Library Reading Room on Drake University's campus.  Dr. Dieker is a Professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences at the University of Central […]
January 15, 2016

Doctoral Student Receives Faculty Excellence Award

Susie Lubbers, doctoral student in the School of Education at Drake University, was awarded the Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa at the Excellence Award Appreciation Dinner in November, 2015.  The award is based on teaching excellence, effective advising, scholarship, and service to Morningside College and carries a $10,000 […]
January 14, 2016

Drake Sponsored STEM Festival Seeks Volunteers

Drake University will host a free, family friendly STEM event on April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bell Center.  The event is open to all ages PreK-8 and their families.  We are seeking exhibitors to host activity-based booths.  The event draws participants of all ages, making this a fun and educational metro-area event. It […]
January 12, 2016

Teaching and Learning Professors Receive Grant

Drake University has been awarded a $525,000 grant through the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program.   Congratulations to Jerrid Kruse, Assistant Professor of Science Education, and Tonia Land, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Technology Education, on this significant achievement.   This three-year project entitled, Developing Content, Pedagogy, and Mentorship Capacity for Improving Elementary Math and […]
January 11, 2016

Kiplinger's names Drake University a 2016 Best Value

Kiplinger's Personal Finance placed Drake University at No. 36 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2016.
December 23, 2015