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Middle School Endorsement

Campus Location: 
Crete
School: 
College of Education
Overview

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As a middle school teacher you would educate students, typically from 6th - 8th grades.  However, in some school districts, you may teach students as early as 4th grade or as late as 9th grade. 

Middle School Teachers:

  • help students build on fundamentals they learned in elementary school and prepare them for more difficult lessons during high school
  • depending on the school district either 1) teach students on a specific subject throughout the day (see Doane requirements for specialization areas) or 2) teach all the subjects for one class of students the entire day
  • may decide to coach a school sports team or be involved in student clubs or groups
  • typically work with a team of teachers that teach the same group of students
  • may work closely with special education teachers to adapt lessons to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders who are taught in traditional classes
Information provided from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Our program also provides:

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 University 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.

Major/Minor

Requirements for the Middle School Endorsement:

1.  EDU 211, 221, 250, 321, 341, 350, 458 (eight credits), PSY 255 or PSY 259.

2.  Special Area Requirements: Students shall demonstrate competence in ONE area of specialization with a minimum of 24 semester hours.

Complete all courses in one area from the following:

  • English/Language Arts:  EDU 312, ENG 101, ENG 231, ENG 305, ENG 306 or ENG 312 or ENG 329, ENG 201 or ENG 238 or ENG 285 or ENG 302, ENG 323, ENG 324, ENG 325, and ENG 326.
  •  Mathematics:  MTH 107, MTH 108 or MTH 115, MTH 125, MTH 215, MTH 235, MTH 217, MTH 218, MTH 327.
  • Science:  BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, CHM 125, GEO 101 or GEO 103, PHY 107 or PHY 201, GEO 107 or AST 103, SCI 324.
  • Social Sciences:  GEG 301, HIS 105, HIS 106, HIS 205, HIS 206, HIS 220, HIS 302 or HIS 321, HIS 307 or HIS 352, one Non Western History elective (HIS 302, 304, 326, 329 or 342), PSI 101, SSI 322.

3.  Additional Requirements:  Complete the elementary education major or a K-12 endorsement.

4.  Complete 12 graduate credits at Doane in the summer immediately following graduation and prior to certification. (See course catalog for specific classes.)

 

 

Faculty
Coursework

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EDU 211 - Practicum IA (3)
EDU 221 - Practicum IB (3)
EDU 250 - Curriculum and Teaching Methodology in the Middle Grades I (3)
EDU 350 - Curriculum and Teaching Methodology in the Middle Grades II (3)
PSY 255 - Child and Adolescent Development (3)
PSY 259 - Lifespan Development (3)
EDU 312 - Language Arts and Reading II (3)
ENG 101 - Writing Seminar (3)
ENG 231 - Linguistics (4)
ENG 305 - Nineteenth Century American Literature (3)
ENG 306 - Modern American Literature (3)
ENG 312 - The Novel (3)
ENG 329 - Great Plains Studies (3)
ENG 201 - Intermediate Writing (3)
ENG 238 - Introduction to Fiction Writing (3)
ENG 285 - Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction (3)
ENG 302 - Advanced Writing (3)
ENG 237 - Introduction to Fiction (3)
ENG 205 - World Literature I (3)
ENG 206 - World Literature II (3)
ENG 323 - The Teaching of English I (0)
ENG 324 - The Teaching of English II (0)
ENG 325 - The Teaching of English III (0)
ENG 326 - The Teaching of English IV (3)
MTH 107 - Problem Solving (3)
MTH 108 - Modeling & Applications (3)
MTH 115 - Finite Mathematics (3)
MTH 125 - Precalculus (4)
MTH 215 - Mathematics for Secondary School and Middle School Teachers (2)
MTH 235 - Calculus I (4)
MTH 217 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3)
MTH 218 - Geometry for Teachers (3)
MTH 327 - Middle School Methods (2)
GEG 301 - Social-Cultural Geography (3)
HIS 105 - History of Civilization I (3)
HIS 106 - History of Civilization II (3)
HIS 205 - History of the United States I (3)
HIS 206 - History of the United States II (3)
HIS 220 - Introduction to Historical Methods (3)
HIS 302 - Native American History (3)
HIS 321 - American Race Relations (3)
HIS 307 - Nebraska History (3)
HIS 352 - American West (3)
PSI 101 - American Politics (3)
SSI 322 - Economic Principles for Middle School Social Studies (0)
BIO 110 - Inquiry Laboratory: Introduction to Biological Investigation (3)
BIO 111 - Energy of Life: Cells to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 112 - Information of Life: Genetics to Evolution (3)
CHM 125 - General Chemistry I (4)
GEO 101 - Environmental Geology (4)
GEO 103 - Physical Geology (4)
PHY 107 - Introductory Physics I (4)
PHY 201 - General Physics I (4)
GEO 107 - Introduction to Meteorology (3)
AST 103 - Introductory Astronomy (3)
SCI 324 - The Teaching of Laboratory Sciences II (0-1)
EDU 600 - Improvement of Instruction (3)
EDU 602 - Assessment Learning (3)
EDU 663 - Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
EDU 665 - Seminar For Beginning Teachers II (3)
EDU 645 - Assessment of Literacy (3)
EDU 664 - Seminar For Beginning Teachers I (3)
EDS 620 - Exceptional Children (3)
HIS 320 - American Environmental History (3)
HIS 304 - Military History (3)
HIS 326 - Modern Asian History (3)
HIS 329 - The U.S. Revolutionary Era (3)
HIS 342 - The United States and the Middle East (3)