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Chemistry Teaching Endorsement - Undergraduate

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School of Arts and Sciences

All secondary and K-12 education students earn a content major in their endorsement area.   

Students seeking certification for teaching in Chemistry must complete the endorsement requirements as outlined in the catalog.  This includes classes listed in the Secondary Education section.  A second teaching major or endorsement is required when majoring in Chemistry.

Additional Features of our Program

Field Experience/Student Teaching

At Doane, pre-service teachers complete approximately 300 hours of practicum experience with K-12 students prior to student teaching.

  • Students begin working in classroom settings during their first year 
  • Student assisting continues during the sophomore and junior years
  • Full-time student teaching occurs during the senior year (ranging from 14 weeks for one endorsement to a maximum of 24 weeks for two endorsements)

Teacher Warranty

Doane was the FIRST college/university in the nation to offer a warranty of its teacher education graduates to hiring school districts. The college will provide free training for its new teachers as necessary at no cost to the school district or Doane graduate.

Guaranteed Placement

Doane College GUARANTEES its teacher education students employment following graduation in the education field.

Master of Education Degree

Following graduation in the teacher education program, all students extend their training in a summer semester of graduate work

  • 12 credit hours of graduate work
  • Graduate classes give Doane students an advantage over other college graduates in credits toward a master's degree
  • Site-based, the MED is offered at numerous locations in Nebraska, allowing our students to finish their graduate degree with ease. 

First-Year Mentoring

For many years, Doane has provided mentoring for its first-year teachers. An experienced teacher in the school works closely with new Doane
teachers to help with this transition. Doane faculty also work with the new teachers, providing support and expertise.

Visit the Education Department Website for additional information.



Students who are not chemistry majors and are seeking certification for teaching in chemistry must complete the following:

1. A total of 24 credits in chemistry: CHM 125, 126, 205, 303 and eight credits from: CHM 206, 322, 326, or 408.
2. Cognates BIO 120; GEO 101 or 103; NSI 322, 324, 326, 327; PHY 107.
3. A teaching major.
4. All requirements listed (below) under the catalog section Secondary Education.

Requirements for the Secondary or K-12 Endorsements  for Nebraska Pre-standard Certificate:

1.  EDU 211, 221, 321, 325, 341, 361, 453 (or 455) and EDS-207.

2.  Complete the special methods requirement in each of the teaching  majors.

3.  Complete the cognate IST 201.

4.  Complete a teaching major or endorsement in one of the following areas: 

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • English/Language Arts
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Social Science
  • Theatre

A second teaching major or endorsement is required when majoring in the following:

  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Theatre

5.  Attain the following grade point averages:

a.  2.80 in each teaching major.

b.  3.00 in all education courses.

c.  3.00 cumulative (all courses).

6.  Receive the recommendation of the Teacher Education Committee.

7.  Complete 12 graduate credits at Doane College in the summer immediately following graduation and prior to certification as follows:

a.  Secondary:  EDU 600, EDU 602, EDU 663, EDU 665

b.  Secondary/Special Education:  EDS 626, EDS 622, EDU 663, EDU 664 or 665

Learning Environment

The Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building provides new offices and classrooms for Doane's nationally recognized education and art programs.  The new building is designed to inspire teaching and learning in a collaborative work environment. Color, texture, lighting and acoustics are used to create a comfortable and enriching setting for students, faculty and staff.

Four customized classrooms on the third level are one of the features of the education portion of the building. These specialized classrooms and adjacent faculty offices will be used for elementary education, special education, middle school education and secondary education. Students can simulate classroom teaching with many of the resources found in the nation's top school districts. Additionally, material-rich support space is found throughout the Education Department for use in preparing their assignments.

Four lecture rooms capable of being combined into one large conference room are available as a campus resource on the second floor of the building. Seating and breakout space can be easily reconfigured for lectures and conferences. This upscale environment provides students and faculty with a venue to plan learning activities complementing classroom instruction.

Learn more about the Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building.


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