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Accreditation and Annual Report

Doane University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Educator Preparation Programs leading to Nebraska Educator Certification are approved by the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Doane University and the Teacher Education Division are members of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Nebraska Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (NACTE); Nebraska Council for Teacher Education (NCTE); and Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE).

OVERVIEW Doane University College of Education

Doane University’s College of Education educator preparation programs share in common a central mission for all candidates expressed in four words: Learn. Challenge. Empower. Transform. The College of Education offers programs at both the initial certification and advanced levels.

Initial Certification at the Undergraduate Program and Initial Program Certification at the Advanced Level Program believe becoming a professional is a developmental process that begins with the first courses and continues through the early years of the teaching career. The program is intentionally designed to scaffold content and experiences to facilitate growth. 

Through a series of experiences, pre-service teachers complete hands-on practicum experiences with P-12 students prior to student teaching.  Candidates then complete full-time student teaching in their respective area(s) meeting all Nebraska Department of Education requirements.  Candidates then extend their training into a summer semester of graduate work prior to employment to complete College of Education's certification requirements. 

The College of Education (COE) pledges to the potential employer the competence of the teacher candidates, including their knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Doane University COE also provides in-service education for our first year teachers if needed, as requested by the employer, in order to lead to the teacher’s demonstration of successful teaching.

Advanced level programs include educator preparation in School Counseling, Educational Leadership (building and district level programs), and supplemental teaching endorsements in areas such as Special Education and Reading Specialist.

Data collected from candidates, supervisors, and cooperating teachers by the College of Education fosters continuous improvement of the program.  Feedback from assessment and evaluation tools is used to help support pre-service teachers’ professional growth as well as provide reflective data for faculty and administrators to consider areas for program refinement.

The following initial certification areas are offered by the College of Education.  Some areas may be paired with course work in another area.  Secondary Education candidates take content courses for major and pedagogy course work.

Major Programs:

  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Physical Education / Health

Initial Certification Endorsements:

  •  Early Childhood
  •  Middle School Grades (English/English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)
  •  English as a Second Language (ESL)
  •  Secondary (7-12) Majors / PK-12 Endorsements:  Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, English/Language Arts, German, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Health and Physical Education, Science, Social Science, Spanish and Theatre

Graduate Endorsements:

  • Administrative Superintendent (MED Education Specialist)
  • Administrative Principal (MED Educational Leadership)
  • School Counselor (MED School Counseling)
  • Reading Specialist
  • Special Education

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures
Each Education Preparation Provider (EPP) must report and prominently display data on its website relating to the four Annual Reporting Measures established by CAEP.  The reports document completer performance data, employer satisfaction data, and other consumer information.  Doane University College of Education strives to demonstrate our candidate's impact and outcomes data while providing transparency concerning candidate performance.  Below is the data for Doane University College of Education.  View by clicking on each measure.


1.  Completer Impact and Effectiveness 3. Ability of completers to meet licensing
2.  Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones 4. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared



  3. Candidate competency at program completion (RA3.4)
2.  Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement (RA4.1) 4. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared