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CONTACT US

Tammy Carolan

Secretary/Registrar

319-399-6771

tcarolan@gwaea.org


Sherry Sines

PD Coordinator

319-399-6517

ssines@gwaea.org



Additional Resources

AEA PD Online
Statewide AEA PD Offerings
BOEE Licensing Information
Drake University

Evaluator Approval Information

Morningside College

Graduate Programs

Drake University

Reading Endorsement

Drake University School of Education in collaboration with Grant Wood AEA offers the Reading Endorsement (K-6 or 7-12) as an addition to the Iowa Teaching License. Most teachers licensed in the last 15 years need just 3-5 courses in the areas of Literacy, Assessment, Special Populations, Practical and Reading in the Content Area. The courses required for the endorsement will be determined following a review of your transcripts. As of June 1, 2004, teachers pursuing endorsements of 12 credits or less no longer have to complete an entrance examination. Drake will guarantee that all of the classes will be delivered in a one-year sequence. All of these courses are offered in a distance learning format (a combination of ICN and on-line courses). Courses can transfer to Drake's Effective Teaching Master's Degree. If you are interested in pursuing a Reading Endorsement, please contact Sherry Sines, 399-6517, 800-798-9771 ext. 6517 at Grant Wood AEA or Margaret Burns-Fess, Drake University Reading Endorsement Coordinator, 1-800-44-DRAKE ext. 3888 or reading@drake.edu.

If you have questions or wish for further information please contact:
Margaret Burns-Fess
reading@drake.edu
515-271-3888 or
1-800-44-DRAKE, ext. 3888

Education Leadership/Principal License

Drake University, in collaboration with Grant Wood AEA, offers an Education Leadership program with a master’s degree in Educational Administration (PK-12 administrative licensure). The master’s program is a 36 hour program designed as a two-year cohort. This program has been designed for educators aspiring to be:
• Principals
• Associate/assistant principals
• Curriculum coordinators
• Deans of students
• Teacher leaders
• Athletic administrators
• Area Education Agency consultants

For information about the program contact:

Dr. Tom Buckmiller
Thomas.buckmiller@drake.edu
1-800-44-DRAKE

Drake Educational Leadership Informational Sessions

Earn a Master's degree in Education Leadership from Drake University!

*Weekend Classes

*All Face-to-face instruction - the Drake Professors come to you!

*Cohort Starting in Cedar Rapids in the Fall

*Earn school administrator licensure/Evaluator Approval


The master's program is a 36-hour program designed as a two-year cohort. This program has been designed for educators aspiring to be: principals, Associate/assistant principals, Curriculum Directors, Deans of Students, Teacher Leaders, Activities Directors, AEA consultants.

For more information about the program: http://www.drake.edu/edl

or

Please contact Dr. Thomas Buckmiller at Drake University with questions:
1-800-44-DRAKE; thomas.buckmiller@drake.edu

 

Middle School Endorsement Program

This program completes an endorsement for middle school (grades five through eight) in the state of Iowa. The holder of this endorsement is authorized to teach ALL subjects in grades five through eight with the exception of art, industrial arts, music, reading, physical education, and special education. The endorsement is an "add-on" endorsement to Iowa general Elementary Endorsement (K-6) license or Iowa Secondary Level Endorsements (7-12), so the candidate for this endorsement must currently hold either a valid Iowa teacher's license at the elementary or secondary level, or be currently seeking endorsement at the elementary or secondary level.
The full endorsement is 27-42 hours. Drake University offers the two core courses online. Students must meet the other course obligations through their undergraduate education, or take the courses through Drake, another university, or a community college. Transfer credits must be approved and a transcript review will determine any requirements students have already completed. A minimum of 6 credits must be completed through Drake for the university to authorize an endorsement.

For questions regarding transfer credit, transcript reviews, or specific courses, contact Todd Hodgkinson at 1-800-44-DRAKE, ext. 4565 or todd.hodgkinsoon@gmail.com

To register for a class, contact Debbie Dodge at debbie.dodge@drake.edu

For admission information, contact Jared McCarty at 1-800-44-DRAKE, ext. 2552 or soegradadmissions@drake.edu

 

Gifted and Talented Endorsement (online!)

Courses for the Gifted and Talented Endorsement Strand comply with the 12 hour Iowa Department of Education requirement for preparation of teachers, consultants, and coordinators in gifted education programs. The required 12 hours must be in four areas -- psychology, programming, administration, and practicum.

For questions regarding transfer credit, transcript reviews, or specific courses, contact Sally Beisser at 1-800-44-DRAKE, ext. 4850 or sally.beisser@drake.edu

To register for a class, contact Debbie Dodge at debbie.dodge@drake.edu

 

Drake University Notes:

1. An official transcript will be sent to the student's home for all courses at no charge.

2. Students are able to find calendars, unofficial transcripts, and student resources by connecting with Drake University through BlueVIEW - the Drake University portal to student services. BlueVIEW directions.

Drake Transcript Form (pdf)

 

 

Morningside College

Special Education Endorsement Program

Morningside College, in collaboration with Grant Wood AEA, offers the Special Education endorsements for ISI: K-6, 7-12, ISII: BD/LD, ISII: MD, and Special Education Consultant. With an additional 9 hours participants can also receive a master's degree.
Persons needing a transcript analysis or program of study for the Special Education Conditional License should contact:
Joan Shaputis
shaputis@morningside.edu
1-800-831-0806 ext. 5477
A $25 fee will be assessed for initial transcript analysis.

General Education

Morningside College also offers a general education master's degree program--Professional Educator and endorsements in K-8 and 5-12 Reading, K-12 TAG, and Middle School.
Persons seeking information regarding one of these programs should contact Judy Bailey, Graduate Field Coordinator for AEA 10, at baileyj@morningside.edu.

 

 

Marycrest International University

Marycrest has closed but transcripts are available. (Click here for transcript request information.)

NOTE: If your graduate credit appears on your Grant Wood AEA transcript you do not also need the graduate institution's transcript when applying for license renewal.