Since 2004, the ISEA Academy has provided professional learning for educators across Iowa for license renewal and graduate credit on various topics through workshops, symposiums, face-to-face and online courses. The ISEA Academy has grown from providing courses for 253 participants in 12 classes starting in 2004 to more than 13,000 participants in 800 classes through 2016 by establishing an online platform and providing conferences and workshops on relevant learning issues.
The ISEA Academy has an advisory committee led by member representatives from across the state of Iowa who serve as liaisons from educators in the field to shape what is offered through the Academy so professional learning has the most meaningful impact to help educators gain practical solutions to the challenges faced in their classrooms and buildings every day. ISEAâs conferences are frequently in collaboration with other state education partners and provide outstanding content and valuable tools and strategies to build teacher leader capacity for teachers, para-educators, school counselors, mental health consultants, and other education related specialty fields.
Credit Limit: You may enroll in a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours in one semester through ISEA Academy/Iowa Safe Schools. Please contact our office if you have any questions: 515-471-8052.
ISEA members receive special discounted pricing for courses and programs. There is non-member pricing available for most programs. ISEA’s higher education partner is Drake University.
All cancellations must be received in writing or electronically three days prior to class starting. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. ISEA reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If we are forced to cancel a course for reasons beyond our control, it will be rescheduled for a later date. If you cannot attend on the rescheduled date, you will receive a refund. If for any reason the course is not held, ISEA will refund the registration fee paid.
You can find a full list of ISEA classes here. Classes are offered at different times of the year, so make sure you check the Course Catalog on this site to find out what classes are coming up.
When a participant enrolls in and ISEA or Iowa Safe School/Professional Learning Board partner course, they will receive directions from these partner instructors at the email that the participant used to enroll in the course with directions how to enter the course room and directions about the course requirements prior to the course start date.
If you registered for a course that is also offered for Graduate Credit through ISEA Academy, email or call Rhonda Plimmer Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org 515-471-8052 to pay the higher cost for the credit change. If you registered through Iowa Safe Schools for your course, please contact them to change credit at email@example.com.
If you registered for graduate credit, Drake University will mail an official transcript to your home within 2-3 weeks following the completion of your coursework and receipt of grades. You will receive an email notifying you when it is sent, providing they have your current email address. If you need to request an additional transcript, please go to http://www.drake.edu/studentrecords/forms/transcriptrequest/. For questions regarding your transcript, please contact Terry Thorpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISEA courses are designated ED/MA courses through Drake University if offered for Graduate Credit. It is the registrant’s responsibility to check with district policy regarding lane change requirements. Each class registration has a syllabus attached to it as you click on the registration link at the top left-hand side of the page. You may also request a course syllabus in advance if your district needs to review it prior to enrollment. If you need further information related to the classification of a course, please contact Rhonda Plimmer, ISEA registrar at email@example.com or 515-471-8052.
You may enroll in a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours in one semester through ISEA Academy/Iowa Safe Schools.