Drake Online and Continuing Education

When Self Care Isn't Enough EDMA 282 SU'22

Online Course Opening Date: Monday, May 30, 2022


*With this unique self-paced course and it's rolling enrollment dates, you may register for the Spring semester any time between 5/30/2022 and 8/21/2022 10:59 PM. You are encouraged to complete the course within eight weeks of your registration date.


Graduate Cost:  $210.00
Iowa License Renewal Cost:  $100.00
Audit: $35


Credit: 1 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit or
Credit: 1 Iowa License Renewal Credits

Please Note: You are unable to change credit types once the course starts.


You may register for the Spring semester any time between 5/30/2022 and 8/21/2022 10:59 PM. You are encouraged to complete the course within eight weeks of your registration date.

Course Description

When was the last time you had a professional development opportunity that focused solely on you? Did your preservice preparation include opportunities and strategy to help prevent burn out and empower you with the skills to maximize your own wellness?
This course is built on the philosophy that you cannot take care of others without taking care of yourself first. Over 40% of teachers report feeling high stress daily during the school year. 40-50% of first year teachers leave education in their first five years of teaching. High levels of stress can have negative consequences on a body. Self-care cannot just be about lighting a candle and taking a bath rather about self-preservation. This course will help educators to self-assess their own wellness, discuss the brain science behind why self-care is so critical, ask participants to engage in self-reflection, and explore different domains & self-care strategies. Students will focus on building capacity to do more than just “get through” but learn how to thrive instead. This is a must-attend course for all educators.
This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules.

Cancellation Policy

*No refunds will be given after the start date.

Drake University

Continuing Education
Professional Development

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311


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