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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New Courses & Conferences

  • LDA 906 LDA 54th Annual International Conference              February 16-19, 2017 -  Baltimore, Maryland                      1, 2, or 3 credit option - Cost: $130/credit hour         Register today! (last day to register 3/6/2017)
  • LDA 848 Counseling in the College Selection Process    3 credit hours - $405 total tuition                            Summer 2017  -   July 5-August 14, 2017               Register today!

    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                         Spring dates: January 19 - April 27, 2017                                credits - $540 total cost                                                                     Registration deadline: January 16 2017                                                                            Click here to register now!                                      
    • LDA 842 Introduction to Early Childhood                                             Fall dates: September 19 - December 5, 2016                                   3 credits - $540 total cost                                                             Registration deadline: September 15th 2016                                                              Click here to register now!       
    • LDA 843 Practicum in Early Childhood                                                 offered as needed                                                                                      2 credits - $360 total cost                                                                                                 Click here to register now!
    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)       Fall dates: August 22 - December 9, 2016                                  Contact NCC's Beth Frankenstein @ 800-352-4907