To become a successful elementary school teacher and shape the future of our youth, you need the support of a valuable elementary education program.
Doane’s elementary education program prepares students to teach kindergarten through eighth-grade. A range of field experiences in your sophomore and junior years will help you decide which grade level you would most like to teach.
The Spanish program gives you insight into the second most spoken language in the world. With an increased demand for Spanish-speaking people in a multitude of fields such as business and communication, having a Spanish degree proves marketable - especially when paired with another subject. Also, students don't just learn the language.
The physical sciences include physics, chemistry, meteorology, astronomy and geology. A physical science major allows you to gain a broad understanding of these areas and prepare for a career in teaching or in the health industry.
The German program is designed to serve a variety of goals. It gives you the insight into one of the world's great languages and literatures. It provides an additional marketable skill for majors in several fields including business, sociology, psychology, education, and communication. A major in German is required for certification to teach the language in high school. Also, Doane is one of the only colleges in the United States that make it a requirement to study abroad for at least a semester if you're going to major in a Modern Language.
The French program is designed to serve a variety of goals. It provides instruction in the French language, French and Francophone literature and culture, and it plays an integral role in the Contemporary European Studies major. Students with a knowledge of French will find career opportunities throughout the French-speaking world in business, management, marketing, development programs, education, science, communication, and much more. A major in French is required for certification to teach the language in high school.
The English undergraduate degree is designed to build a sound foundation in general literacy for a variety of possible professions, from editing and writing to teaching and law. An English major provides unusually strong preparation for graduate study as well, through the core of required courses.
"I'm glad that I chose to be a journalism major. Even as a freshman, the journalism department allowed me to travel to New York for the College Media Convention to learn and expand in a new environment. You are given so many opportunities to be a well-rounded journalist, from news writing and reporting to broadcast and photojournalism. I love my major," Aspen Green, sophomore journalism major.
Religious Studies is an academic discipline encouraging students to think critically about the major religious traditions of our world, as well as their scriptures, stories, rituals, practices, beliefs and aesthetic expressions.
We do not seek to advocate a specific religious practice or belief. Instead, we ask students to engage religious beliefs and practices in an empathetic fashion in order to understand not just other belief systems, but also their own.
A psychology major consists of a wide range of theoretical and applied courses for students interested in obtaining a broad understanding of human behavior. Through two emphases, general psychology and mental health, the major prepares you for a career in a variety of human service settings.
Doane students may participate in semester-long internships, gaining hands-on, applied experience for college credit. Psychology students have completed internships at such organizations as:
Philosophy explores the basic concepts of self-identity, knowledge, reality and morality. The department of philosophy and religious studies offers you the opportunity to explore deep-rooted values and ideals playing a role in shaping the world, its people, and cultures.
What is Philosophy?
Philosophy is an ancient discipline with a modern sensibility. It is ancient in that it attempts to find answers to life's most enduring and difficult questions: