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!  

For more information: 

http://www.iowaaeyc.org/teach.cfm    




New Courses & Conferences


  • LDA 848 Counseling in the College Selection Process    Summer dates: June 27 - August 9, 2016                           3 credits - $405 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  American Sign Language II                            Spring dates: April 18 - June 27, 2016                        Click here to register now! 
  • LDA  American Sign Language III                           Spring dates: April 21 - July 1, 2016                          Click here to register now! 


 PreK-Kindergarten 
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 - $540 total cost (SUMMER 2016 PRICE INCREASE: $180/credit)      Registration deadline: July 11th 2016                                                                            Click here to register now!                                      
  • LDA 842 Introduction to Early Childhood                                             Summer 2016 dates: June 13th - July 11th                                         3 credits - $540 total cost (SUMMER 2016 PRICE INCREASE: $180/credit)       Registration deadline: June 11th 2016                                                                            Click here to register now!       
  • 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