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.