The unit has sole responsibility for the administration, governance, planning, and assessment of all preparation programs for certification of teachers and principals.
The faculty organize, unify, coordinate, and govern all professional education programs.
The unit faculty members are also responsible for policy development, evaluation, and coordination with other programs on the undergraduate level.
The unit is headed by the department chairperson.
To meet future expectations for our nation's schools, the Doane education faculty believes the education of teachers and administrators is a developmental emergent process. We believe the process embraces the 10 Doane Education Standards through Professional Roles, Professional Growth, Professional Development, and Professional Studies. We believe these elements create practices grounded in reflective, deliberate, and collaborative work.
Four themes to promote growth run throughout the program. These include establishing collaborative opportunities, promoting reflective inquiry tied to action research, providing leadership experience focusing on group processes.
The standards are essential elements for the development of teachers. As part of the process for development, the roles of the educational professional include learner, teacher, researcher, and leader.
The Doane Teacher Education Program promotes the professional development of teachers from pre-service to in-service practice through practicum courses. All programs are built on knowledge base(s) which support the 10 Doane Education Standards.
General and pedagogical studies encourage students working toward initial certification to develop and integrate content knowledge into practice.
10 Doane Education Standards
|1) Understands Content||The developing professional understands content knowledge of the discipline(s).|
|2) Understands Development||The developing professional understands how children learn and develop, and provide opportunities supporting intellectual, social, and personal growth.|
|3) Understands Differences||The developing professional recognizes and provides for individual differences and diversity.|
|4) Designs Instructional Strategies||The developing professional uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student's development of skills and strategies for critical thinking and problem solving.|
|5) Manages and Motivates||The developing professional fosters relationships with school colleagues, families, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well being.|
|6) Communicates||The developing professional applies knowledge of effective communication techniques.|
|7) Plans||The developing professional utilizes effective planning techniques.|
|8) Assesses||The developing professional understands and uses a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies.|
|9) Reflects on Practice||The developing professional is a reflective practitioner who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.|
|10) Participates in the Professional Community||The developing professional fosters relationships with school colleagues, families, and agencies in the larger community to support students learning and well being.|