Professional Learning Academy

Online Courses through Drake University



Improve your practice and advance your career with online courses developed by teachers for teachers.

Courses taken for graduate credit are eligible for acceptance as elective credits in
graduate degree programs with prior approval of your advisor. Graduate credit issued by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. More classes are offered at different times of the year, so check the online course listing often to find out what classes are coming up. Non-members can take courses for a higher fee. Find full descriptions and syllabi of current courses, and enroll by clicking the links below. 


Don't wait to register!

We cancel courses 5 days before the class begins if there aren't enough participants!

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact Roxane.Bly@mnea.org or call 800-392-0236, Ext. 606.

Course Selection


Click the course below for course descriptions, dates offered and to register. 

Brain Magic: Moving, Talking and Thinking Students to Their Full Potential

Get Students to Think Critically with EdTech

Creativity: The Force within You

Making it Work: The Teacher-Paraeducator Team


Making Impactful Presentations

Giving better & Faster Feedback in the Classroom

Teaching...What's Culture Got to Do with It?  


How to Survive and Thrive in the Classroom

Teaching with the Brain in Mind 


Helping Traumatized Children Learn 

It Takes a Village: Building School, Family and Community Partnerships



Registration deadline
8 a.m. five business days before start date of class. 
Business days exclude weekends and holidays, and dates Missouri NEA offices are closed. MNEA offices are closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Friday before and the Monday after Easter, and the week of July 4th. 

Graduate Credit Policy
Courses taken for graduate credit are eligible for acceptance as elective credits in graduate degree programs with prior approval of your advisor. Graduate credit issued by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) from Drake University. If you need advisor approval, note the cancellation policy below. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least six business days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Missouri NEA reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled. 

You are considered registered and obligated to pay for your space in the class unless you contact MNEA in writing at least 6 days in advance to let us know otherwise. 


Transcripts
Please allow up to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date. Verification of continuing education credits/professional development hours will be emailed to you. Drake graduate transcripts may take longer to receive and will be sent directly to the individual. 

Credit Types: 

  • Graduate Credit 

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact Roxane.Bly@mnea.org or call 800-392-0236, Ext. 606.


 


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