Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa...

LDA-IA is an approved partner of both the  University of Sioux Falls and Morningside College. We offer online graduate level courses that are designed for educators who already have their teaching license.  All coursework offered through LDA-IA carries graduate credit that can be used for professional development, license renewal or salary advancement.  Click here to check out our full course listings! 

**NEW** LDA's PreK-K courses have been approved for the T.E.A.C.H. Iowa Early Childhood Endorsement Scholarships!  

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Summer 2016 Tuition Rate Increase = $10 per credit hour: Effective June 1st 2016

New Courses & Conferences

  • LDA_CONF.6 LDA Annual Conference                 February 15-18,2016  1, 2, or 3 credits at $130 per credit    Click here to register now! (registration closes 2/26/16)
  • LDA 906 Reading & Writing w/Nonfiction Children/YA Literature Instructor: Dr. Judy Sweetman                           2 credits - $270 total cost                                              Click here to register now!
  • LDA 856 All American Band                                        Spring 2016 - 2 credit - $220 total cost                                   Click here to register now!
    • LDA 851 Informational Text  (NEW CLASS!)                    2 credits - $270 total cost                                           Click here to register now!     
    • LDA 860 American Sign Language I                         Winter dates: January 4 - April 16, 2016                        Click here to register now! 

    Endorsement Online Course Schedule

    The following courses are offered by LDA for graduate credit from Morningside College and fulfill requirements for the Iowa PreK-Kindergarten teaching endorsement:
    • LDA 841 Org & Admin of Early Childhood Programs                         Summer dates: July 13th - August 12th                                 credits - $510 total cost (SUMMER 2016 PRICE INCREASE: $180/credit)      Registration deadline: January 19th 2016                                             
    • LDA 842 Introduction to Early Childhood                                             Summer 2016 dates: June 13th - July 11th                                         3 credits - $510 total cost (SUMMER 2016 PRICE INCREASE: $180/credit)       Registration deadline: June 11th 2016                                                   
    • LDA 843 Practicum in Early Childhood                                                 offered as needed                                                                                      2 credits - $340 total cost (SUMMER 2016 PRICE INCREASE: $180/credit)   
    Additional required courses offered by VESi for graduate credit from Morningside College:
    • EDUC 772 Infant and Toddler Mental Health (2 credits)
    • EDUC 773 Early Childhood Program Planning (3 credits)
    Additionally Northwest Iowa Community Colleges offers the following course, which is required for the Iowa PreK-K endorsement:
    • ECE 133 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition (3 credits)       Summer dates: May 26th - July 28th 2015                                     Contact NCC's Beth Frankenstein @ 800-352-4907