Teaching Degree Undergraduate Programs

Starting your sophomore year on, you experience real classroom scenarios through practicums and student teaching. And with a multitude of minors and endorsement options, you can specialize in your passion.

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Elementary Education

Shape the young minds of the future (K-8). We require at least one other major or endorsement to assure you success in the classroom post graduation. 

Special Education

Learn how to uniquely teach youth (K-12) with mild or moderate mental handicaps, learning disabilities or behavioral disorders.

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Secondary Education

Learn how to teach students (grades 9-12) in specialized subjects.

Physical and Health Education

Learn how to teach students in the areas of physical and health education. 

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Available Endorsements

Specialize in areas of interest that will allow you to teach on that subject. Certain majors require a second major or endorsement.

How We Teach

To develop future educators who excel, we follow a set of standards and guiding principles. 

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How We Support Our Students

There’s a need for STEM teachers in rural and urban areas across Nebraska – and the country. Project SERVE provides scholarships, stipends and support to recruit and prepare STEM teaching degree majors for a career in education.


The Doane University College of Education is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and in the Fall of 2019 by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Doane University and the Teacher Education Division are members of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Nebraska Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NACTE); Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (NCTE); and Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE).

Reporting Measures

Each Education Preparation Provider (EPP) must report and prominently display data on its website relating to the eight Annual Reporting Measures established by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  The reports document completer performance data, employer satisfaction data, and other consumer information. Doane University College of Education strives to demonstrate our candidate's impact and outcomes data while providing transparency concerning candidate performance.  You can find the reporting measures here.

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