Initial Certification at the Advanced Level

This program prepares candidates to teach in grades 7-12 in an area in which Doane endorses individuals. These areas include:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Language Arts
  • World Languages
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education

Through a series of coursework, practicum, and internship experiences, candidates may complete the program in four terms (Summer I, Fall, Spring, Summer II).

CONTENT TESTING:  Candidates applying for any initial endorsement(s) to be placed on a Nebraska certificate must provide evidence they have passed the required Praxis II test for the endorsement.

REQUIREMENTS - Students seeking initial certification through this program should complete the following items:

  • A completed application for admission and the $30 application fee.
  • Two official transcripts showing the undergraduate degree posted and an overall 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Three letters of recommendations.
  • A writing example (about 280 words) indicating reasons for interest in completing a teaching endorsement.
  • Take the Praxis I CORE (Core Academic Skills for Educators) test with passing scores (Reading, Math & Writing).  **Doane University must receive the scores prior to beginning coursework.
  • The State of Nebraska teacher certification background check is required before beginning coursework.  Doane University will request and process the background check. 
  • The applicant must affirm that he/she has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving abuse, neglect, or sexual misconduct.

Initial Certification at the Advanced Level

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Deb Stuto
Director Initial Certification at the Advanced Level

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