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Education Department

Mission Statement

To meet future expectations for our nation's schools as they respond to a changing world, the Doane Education faculty believes the education of teachers and administrators is a developmental and emergent process.  For development to occur, the roles of the educational professional are learner, teacher, researcher, and leader.  To facilitate this growth, we will:  1) establish collaborative opportunities; 2) promote reflective inquiry tied to coursework, practicum experiences and action research; 3) provide leadership experiences; and 4) facilitate learning in context.  We believe these essential elements create practices designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for the developing professional.  These elements are grounded in reflective and collaborative work which advocates success for all students.


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 creates a positive learning environment utilizing motivational strategies and classroom management.
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 the assessment processes.
9) Reflects on Practice and Teacher Preparation 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.