Heartland AEA offers opportunities for professional learning for educators to enhance their skills and practices to improve student learning. These opportunities include a variety of courses for credit, workshops that offer the latest evidence-based professional learning for educators and paraeducator and substitute authorization training programs.
The Agency partners with Drake University to offer graduate credit for courses and as a link to their endorsement programs offered as collaborative partners with our AEA. Additionally, we serve as a point of contact for information regarding professional educators' license renewal and mandatory training.
Programming Change for Licensure Classes
All Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development courses offered after July 1, 2015, must be offered for EDMA credit. Drake EDMA courses must have 30 hours of outside work for each credit offered in the course. For example, if you offer a one-credit course (15 contact hours), there must be an additional 30 hours of work the participants are required to do outside of class. There must also be a way to assess that work. Courses that start before July 1, 2015, can be offered for EDEX credit even if the course ends after July 1. Our Heartland AEA Professional Development Advisory Council will be drafting procedures for this change as we move forward.
■ Drake University Instructor Memo ■ EDMA Credit Information
■ Drake University EDMA Website
For more information, contact:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Main Professional Development Phone:
(800) 255-0405, ext. 14701
Fax: (515) 270-5383