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Information for the Institutional Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation

Doane University Title II Report

Title II Doane University Report 2014-2015 - Academic Year 2013-2014

Title II Nebraska State Report 2014-2015 - Academic Year 2013-2014

Contextual Information UNdergraduate

Description: The Doane Teacher Education Program is characterized as performance-based and developmental. Students begin the program in the freshman year. Through a series of sequenced experiences, pre-service teachers complete approximately 300 hours of hands-on practicum experiences with K-12 students prior to student teaching. Following graduation, students extend their training into a summer semester of graduate work. Doane guarantees all students employment and offers a first-year teacher mentor program. In addition, Doane is the only college in Nebraska and the first in the nation to offer an absolute warranty on the quality of the graduates.


  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education


  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Grades Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Secondary Education: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, English/Language Arts, French, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Social Science, Spanish, and Theatre


Freshman   Education 101
Sophomore Practicum IA & IB Education 211 & 221 (Clinical Experiences)
Junior Practicum IC & ID Education 321 & 341 (Clinical Experiences)
Junior Practicum II All methods courses (some students may begin this in the sophomore year with permission)
Senior Practicum III Student Teaching
Summer Experience Practicum IV Graduate Course Work
Project Bridge Practicum V First-year mentoring


The Curriculum and Instruction program is site-based.  The program is designed for classroom teachers.  Six sites exist across the state of Nebraska. The sites include Crete, Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, North Platte, and Grand Island.  At the conclusion of the program students are awarded a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

The Educational Leadership program is a cadre program. All students enter in the summer semester and complete a variety of classroom, practicum and internship experiences in the two-year program.  Students earn a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership degree at the conclusion of the program.  Students may also apply for K-12 or K-8 certification as a principal upon successful completion of the program.   Cadres exist in Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE.

The Education Specialist program is a cadre program.  All students enter in a semester and complete a variety of experiences in the 3- year program.  Students earn a Educational Specialist degree at the completion of the program.  Students are eligible for K-8, 7-12 or K-12 certification as a superintendent upon successful completion of the program.  This program is offered in Lincoln, NE.

The doctoral program leads to an EdD in Educational Leadership.  The students complete a variety of classroom and research experiences.  The dissertation completes the doctoral program.   This program is offered in Lincoln, NE.


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Entrance into Teacher Education Requirements

Entrance into Student Teaching Requirements

Certification Requirements

Certification/Employment Rates - Initial Program

Date Number Certified Number Employed
Intital Program
54 54 Full-time employed
4 Fullbright Scholarships
2 Substituting / Other
Initial Certification at the Advanced Level
27 17 Full-time employed
9 Substituting / Other
1 Additional Certification
Initial Program
55 46 Full-time employed
8 Substituting / Other
Initial Certification at the Advanced Level
13 9 Full-time employed
4 Substituting / Other
Initial Program
46 38 Full-time employment
8 Substituting/Other
Initial Certification at the
Advanced Level
19 18 Full-time employment
1 Substituting/Other
Initial Program
32 Full-time employment
1 Fullbright Scholarship
5 Substituting/Other
Initial Certification at the
Advanced Level
21 Full-time employment
5 Substituting/Other

Individuals Completing Program Requirements

2013-2014 2013-2014 2013-2014 2013-2014
25 Elementary   30 13 Special Education 18
9 Early Childhood  9 9 Music Education 6
3 Middle Grades 8 0 Physical Education 1
1 Art Education 2 1 Social Science 9
0 English/Language Arts 1 6 Math 2
1 English 1 0 Spanish 1
0 Biology
0 2 History 3
4 ESL 4 6 Science 2
0 Language Arts 1 0 Theatre 1
1  German 0 1 French 0


Standard Strength/On Target (Spring 2015 Survey) Strength/On Target (Spring 2014 Survey)
Understands Content 100% 92.5%
Understands Development 100% 94%
Understands Differences 98% 94%
Designs Instructional Strategies 95% 87%
Manages and Motivates 91% 86.5%
94% 89%
Plans 91% 90%
Assesses 94% 92.5%
Reflects on Practice 91% 86.5%
Participates in the Professional Community 94% 98%
Effectively promotes student learning 100% 92.5%
Models fairness for all students and the belief that all students can learn 100% 98%

Source:  Spring 2015 Principal Survey administered as a mailing to all Principals/employers of Doane University graduates(completers) of the 2013-2014 school year.  These completers are First Year Teachers for the 2014-2015 school year.  The total number of principals responding to the survey resulted in a response rate of 72%. 


Doane University Teacher Education Division maintains partnerships with surrounding school districts including Crete Public Schools and Lincoln Public Schools.