Institutional Report

Information for the Institutional Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation

Doane University Title II Report

Title II Doane University Report 2015-2016 - Academic Year 2014-2015

Title II Nebraska State Report 2015-2016 - Academic Year 2014-2015

Contextual Information UNDERGRADUATE

Description: The Doane Teacher Education Program is characterized as performance-based and developmental. Students begin the program in the freshman year. Through a series of sequenced experiences, pre-service teachers complete approximately 300 hours of hands-on practicum experiences with K-12 students prior to student teaching. Following graduation, students extend their training into a summer semester of graduate work. Doane guarantees all students employment and offers a first-year teacher mentor program. In addition, Doane is the only college in Nebraska and the first in the nation to offer an absolute warranty on the quality of the graduates.


  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education


  • Early Childhood
  • Middle Grades Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Secondary Education: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, English/Language Arts, French, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Social Science, Spanish, and Theatre


Freshman   Education 101
Sophomore Practicum IA & IB Education 211 & 221 (Clinical Experiences)
Junior Practicum IC & ID Education 321 & 341 (Clinical Experiences)
Junior Practicum II All methods courses (some students may begin this in the sophomore year with permission)
Senior Practicum III Student Teaching
Summer Experience Practicum IV Graduate Course Work
Project Bridge Practicum V First-year mentoring


The Curriculum and Instruction program is site-based.  The program is designed for classroom teachers.  Six sites exist across the state of Nebraska. The sites include Crete, Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, North Platte, and Grand Island.  At the conclusion of the program students are awarded a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

The Educational Leadership program is a cadre program. All students enter in the summer semester and complete a variety of classroom, practicum and internship experiences in the two-year program.  Students earn a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership degree at the conclusion of the program.  Students may also apply for K-12 or K-8 certification as a principal upon successful completion of the program.   Cadres exist in Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE.

The Education Specialist program is a cadre program.  All students enter in a semester and complete a variety of experiences in the 3- year program.  Students earn a Educational Specialist degree at the completion of the program.  Students are eligible for K-8, 7-12 or K-12 certification as a superintendent upon successful completion of the program.  This program is offered in Lincoln, NE.

The doctoral program leads to an EdD in Educational Leadership.  The students complete a variety of classroom and research experiences.  The dissertation completes the doctoral program.   This program is offered in Lincoln, NE.


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Entrance into Teacher Education Requirements

Entrance into Student Teaching Requirements

Certification Requirements

Certification/Employment Rates - Initial Program & Initial certification at the advanced level

Date Number Certified Number Employed
Initial Program
52 48 Full-time employed
1 Fullbright Scholarship
1 Graduate School
1 Graduate Assistant
1 Other
Initial Certification at the Advanced Level
   Full-time employed
3 Other
Initial Program
54 54 Full-time employed
4 Fullbright Scholarships
2 Substituting / Other
Initial Certification at the Advanced Level
27 17 Full-time employed
9 Substituting / Other
1 Additional Certification
Initial Program
55 46 Full-time employed
8 Substituting / Other
Initial Certification at the Advanced Level
13 9 Full-time employed
4 Substituting / Other
Initial Program
46 38 Full-time employment
8 Substituting/Other
Initial Certification at the
Advanced Level
19 18 Full-time employment
1 Substituting/Other


Candidates (completers) for 2015-2016 school year:  Initial Certification program and Initial Certification at the Advanced Level

Ashlan - Greenwood Public Schools Lakeview Community Schools
Auburn Public Schools Lincoln Christian Schools
Bayard Public Schools Lincoln Public Schools
Bellevue Public Schools Milford Public Schools
Central City Public Schools Nebraska City Public Schools
Columbus Public Schools Nebraska Unified District 1
Crete Public Schools Omaha Public Schools
Cross County Community Schools Palmyra District I R 1
Doniphan-Trumball Public Schools Southwest Public Schools
Fairbury Public Schools Stanton Community Schools
Friend Public Schools Tri County Public Schools
Grand Island Public Schools Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools
Gretna Public Schools Litchfield Elementary School District
Harvard Public Schools Logan-Magnolia Community School District
Jefferson County School District Millard Public Schools
Norris Public Schools Pierce Public Schools
Prairie Hills USD 113 South Central Nebraska Unified 5
Wahoo Public Schools  


Individuals Completing Program Requirements

  2015-2016 2014-2015   2015-2016 2014-2015
Elementary   28 25 Special Education 26 13
Early Childhood  7 9 Music Education 4 9
Middle Grades 4 3 Physical Education 2 0
Art Education 1 1 Social Science 3 1
English/Language Arts 7 0 Math 4 6
English 4 1 Spanish 2 0
1 0 History 2 2
ESL 3 4 Science 6 6
Language Arts 0 0 Theatre 0 0
German 0 1 French 0 1


Standard Strength/On Target (Spring 2016 Survey) Strength/On Target (Spring 2015 Survey)
Understands Content 98.5% 100%
Understands Development 98.5% 100%
Understands Differences 96.5% 98%
Designs Instructional Strategies 97% 95%
Manages and Motivates 94% 91%
92.5% 94%
Plans 98.5% 91%
Assesses 98.5% 94%
Reflects on Practice 97% 91%
Participates in the Professional Community 95% 94%
Effectively promotes student learning 97% 100%
Models fairness for all students and the belief that all students can learn 96.5% 100%

Source:  Spring 2016 Principal Survey administered as a mailing to all Principals/employers of Doane University graduates(completers) of the 2014-2015 school year.  These completers are First Year Teachers for the 2015-2016 school year.  The total number of principals responding to the survey resulted in a response rate of 71%.  (Note: Reponses are from principals of May 2015 graduates at the undergraduate level and completers of 2014-2015 cohort in the Initial Certification at the Advanced Level.)


Doane University Teacher Education Division maintains partnerships with surrounding school districts including Crete Public Schools and Lincoln Public Schools.


The Applications for Specific Programs of Teacher Preparation (NDE 20-004) were approved by the State Board of Education August 5, 2016.

Teacher Preparation Programs in Nebraska - Colleges and Universities 2016-2017

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