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

Applicant Requirements:

  • Completed an approved MA/MS program. Candidates seeking the certification for central office/superintendency must have completed an administrative degree program that qualifies them for the principalship.
  • Completed of at least 6 hours of graduate-level coursework in the past five years or documentation of the completion of the equivalent in continuing education units.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Online Application
    It is free to file. The $30 application fee will not be charged until your first term of enrollment. Once you have applied/inquired, a member of the enrollment team will contact you to assist with the admission process. For immediate assistance you can contact us at: For questions about the Education Specialist Program
  2. Provide official transcripts from the institutions where you earned your bachelor and graduate degree (Contact Information Below).
  3. Provide a copy of your current Teaching or Administrative Certificate.
  4. Request three letters of recommendation from those who can assess your ability to succeed in a Post-Masters' program (at least one recommendation must be from a practicing administrator).
  5. Submit a written statement (about 250-500 words) on your interest in Doane's Education Specialist degree program including professional leadership goals at the district level, and your philosophy of education and leadership.
  6. Complete this Disclosure Form
  7. Submit a copy of your current resume or vitae. Include all professional teaching and administrative experiences.
  8. Perform an interview and approval from Education Specialist Director.

Submit All Materials To:

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

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