Environmental Science Option
Environmental Science majors completing the science teaching option are qualified to teach earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics in grades 7-12.
Doane University GUARANTEES its teacher education students employment following graduation in the education field.
Field Experience/Student Teaching
At Doane, pre-service teachers complete approximately 300 hours of practicum experience with K-12 students prior to student teaching.
- Students begin working in classroom settings during their first year.
- Student assisting continues during the sophomore and junior years.
- Full-time student teaching occurs during the senior year (ranging from 14 weeks for one endorsement to a maximum of 24 weeks for two endorsements).
Doane was the FIRST college/university in the nation to offer a warranty of its teacher education graduates to hiring school districts. The college will provide free training for its new teachers as necessary at no cost to the school district or Doane graduate.