Initial Certification at the Advanced Level

Campus Location: 
College of Education

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The program prepares candidates to teach in grades 7-12 in an area in which Doane endorses individuals. These areas include the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, English, language arts, foreign languages, music and art. Candidates must have a B.A. or B.S. degree to begin this program with a 2.8 or higher cumulative GPA. Through a series of course work, practicum, and internship experiences, candidates may complete the program in four terms (Summer I, Fall, Spring, Summer II).

Program Design

Summer I – EDS 620, EDU 613 or EDU 600, EDU 624, EDU 663

Fall – EDU 626, EDU 633, EDU 639 + 1 hour content area methods course

Spring – EDU 655, EDU 602

Summer II – EDU 665

And a computer class to be selected from EDU 625, EDU 636 or EDU 638

An additional 9 hours (EDU 601, EDU 603, and EDU 604) are required for the Master of Education degree.

Visit the Initial Certification at the Advanced Level for additional information.

Candidates applying for any initial endorsement on a Nebraska certificate must provide evidence they have passed their required Praxis II content test for the endorsement.  Students can visit the ETS web site ( for the particular test required for each content area endorsement and the qualifying score.

Program Overview
Three-Year Graduation Program
Learning Environment
Research & Video Demonstrations
Student Organizations
Special Programs

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