Courses are offered for Iowa License Renewal or Graduate Credit.
The ISEA is among the nation’s leaders when it comes to helping educators improve their skills and knowledge. ISEA courses are typically developed by teams of practitioners with the experiences and knowledge to meet the everyday challenges of the classroom and meet both licensure requirements and requirements for graduate credit for lane changes but you must check with your district’s policies.
The ISEA helps members take charge of their professional learning by offering a variety of programs and services at an exclusive member discount rate. In addition, the ISEA PD Academy instructors are available to conduct building or district level professional learning at special group rates. Details or questions about such district or building-wide professional development should be directed to the ISEA Teaching and Learning Specialist, Cindy Swanson (515-471-8054).
Since 2004, the ISEA Academy has provided professional learning opportunities 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 2,600 participants in 260 classes in 2020. The ISEA online platform, where courses are designed for self-paced, differentiated learning, is our most popular venue for educators to obtain professional learning.
The ISEA Academy has an advisory committee led by member representatives from across the state of Iowa who serve as liaisons from the field to provide recommendations for courses so professional learning has meaningful impact to help educators gain practical solutions to the challenges faced in their classrooms every day. ISEA conferences are frequently planned in collaboration with other state education partners and provide outstanding content and valuable tools and strategies to build teacher leader capacity.
Credit Limit: You may enroll in a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours in one semester through ISEA Academy. Please contact our office if you have any questions: 515-471-8052.
ISEA members often 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.
In 2019, HF 731 modified the requirements for mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse. The Iowa Department of Human Services is now providing the trainings online for free. The BoEE will accept the free DHS trainings.
The new trainings will be two hours each for both child abuse and dependent adult abuse. You need to complete both.
All Cancellations must be received in writing or electronically three business days prior to class start day. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date, nor will students be moved to another session.
Instructors reserve the right to remove students for non-participation after 1 warning. No refund will be issued if this occurs.
ISEA reserves the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration and a full refund will be returned. If ISEA is forced to cancel a course for reasons beyond control, it will be rescheduled for a later date, if possible. If a student cannot attend on the rescheduled date, a refund will be issued. If the course is not rescheduled, ISEA will refund the registration fee paid.
Check the ISEA Course Catalog section for the most recent updated course registration options. The catalog changes frequently.
When a participant enrolls in an ISEA or partner course, they will receive directions from the instructor at the email address 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.email@example.com 515-471-8052 to pay the higher cost for the credit change. Changes for credit type is only allowed while the course is currently offered.
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 Drake’s clearinghouse:www.getmytranscript.com. For additional information, please go to:http://www.drake.edu/registrar/transcripts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-471-8052.
You may enroll in a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours in one semester through ISEA Academy.
Below is the letter that was sent to students from Drake’s Director of Student Account Services on December 15, 2017, regarding the tax form 1098-T: