Application review begins in January of each year. Selection interviews will follow in February or March. Applications will be accepted until all cadre openings are filled. Please complete this process as soon as possible.

Minimum Requirements

All applicants for a Master of Education in Educational Leadership must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Application Process

All students applying for admission to the Educational Leadership program will submit the following items:

  1. Complete the Online Application. Once you have applied or inquired about our program, a member of the enrollment team will contact you to assist with the admission process. For immediate assistance you can contact us at 402.467.9000 or toll-free 844.321.6642 or by email at [email protected].
  2. A copy of a current teaching certificate via the Department of Education online portal, if applicable.
  3. A writing sample (about 250-500 words) indicating reasons for interest in Doane's Educational Leadership program and philosophy of teaching, learning, and leadership.
  4. Official transcripts for bachelor's degree, and any graduate institution attended. The undergraduate GPA or graduate GPA must show an overall minimum GPA of 3.0. Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to [email protected].
  5. Commendations from two professional associates. Please choose one of the following options and share the link with two references:
  6. An interview with an Educational Leadership program director or designee, who teaches in the Educational Leadership program, is included in the application process. The Educational Leadership program director will then determine, based upon the credentials submitted and the interview, the student's acceptance status.

Submit All Materials To:

Doane University Enrollment Team
Non-residential & Online
303 N. 52nd Street
Lincoln, NE 68504

[email protected]
For parchment transcript requests email: [email protected]

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