College of Education
As a teacher, you’re still a lifelong learner. Earn a master’s or specialist degree or certification to expand your knowledge that you’ll take back to your school or classroom.
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Enhance yourself and your classroom and, in turn, the lives of your students. This program for K-12 teachers incorporates coursework and field experiences.
Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Learn the skills needed to become an assistant principal or principal. You move through this two-year program as a small group to encourage concept-based thinking.
This program supports the development of leaders – especially superintendents – in school districts, not-for-profit organizations and other groups committed to service.
Master of Education in School Counseling
Open to licensed teachers or students without a teaching certificate, this program prepares educators to work with diverse student populations to meet their needs.
Doctorate of Education
Impact the world far beyond your role as an educator as you gain critical skills and knowledge to engage in issues of policy, program and practice.
Master of Arts in Counseling
The Master of Arts in Counseling program is committed to preparing students to be highly competent mental health counselors with the knowledge, skills, and competencies requisite for the effective and ethical practice of counseling. The course work and clinical experiences are designed to promote cultural awareness and the development of a professional identity as a mental health counselor.
Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification (Fast Track)
The Initial Program at the Advanced Level for Certification prepares candidates to teach in elementary grades (K-6), in secondary grades (7-12 in an area in which Doane endorses individuals) and in special education grades (K-12). Secondary endorsement areas include the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, English, language arts, foreign languages, and art (K-12).
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).
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.