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Doane Faculty facilitate on campus courses to provide opportunities for class discussions and reflections on the Field Experiences and to assist in processing and intregration of learnings from several sources.  Courses provide foundational teaching and learning knowledge and skills as well as systemic reality of PK-12 education.

Clinical Field Experiences

Students complete a minimum of 225 clock hours of clinical field experience prior to admission to student teaching.  This field experience component is designed to engage pre-service teachers in teaching and learning experiences in PK-12 classrooms. These experiences can include lesson design and implementation, small group facilitation, and one-on-one instruction. Tese experiences are meant to allow the student an opportunity to build upon the classroom learning and apply that learning in an immediate and relevant setting.

Foundational Topics

  • Issues of Community and K-12 Connections
  • Goal Development
  • Developing a Philosophy of Teaching
  • Historical/Philosophical Foundations in Education
  • Current Educational Context (i.e. state and federal policy;
    school violence; bullying; healthy lifestyle; social/emotional learning)
  • Developing and understanding of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Establishing a successful classroom environment
  • Lesson Design and Curriculum Development
  • Exploration of instructional and educational technology
  • Creating a Safe Learning Environment
  • Multiple theories around intelligence and learning
  • Assessment


  • Classroom Management
  • Learning Theories
  • Student Engagement Strategies
  • Ethical Issues in Education
  • Reflection on personal and professional growth and development
  • Learning Process
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Parent Involvement
  • Participation in the Professional Education Community
  • Educational Content and Curricular Standards
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism