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FAQ

Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

What is the FAFSA?

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.


In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

What makes the Doane Education Specialist Program unique?

- A Cadre Environment – a cohort group of students will take the learning journey together. This support group builds relationships that will last a lifetime.


- Nebraska Educational Leaders – successful Nebraska school leaders are invited to share with the cadre their unique approaches to leadership, student success, and expertise.


- Instructor Site Visits – each year, a Doane instructor will meet with each student in the student’s school site.


- Development of a Professional Portfolio – a useful tool used to highlight the learning, skills, and ability of each emerging leader.


- Practicum/Field Experiences – each student will gain practical experiences connected to classroom learning and the school site. Each plan is individually designed to meet the learning needs and styles of the students and is focused upon gaining leadership experience. A district-wide school improvement project – this project will be completed during year two and three and is patterned after the NCA/AdvancED Process.

What makes the Doane Educational Leadership Program unique?

- A Cadre Environment – a cohort group of students will take the two-year learning journey together. This support group builds relationships that will last a lifetime.


- Nebraska Educational Leaders – successful Nebraska school leaders are invited to share with the cadre their unique approaches to leadership, student success, and expertise.


- Instructor Site Visits – each semester one of the Doane EDL instructors will meet with each student in the student’s school site.


- Development of a Professional Portfolio – a useful tool used to highlight the learning, skills, and ability of each emerging leader.


- Practicum/Field Experiences – each student will gain practical experiences connected to classroom learning and the school site. Each plan is individually designed to meet the learning needs and styles of the students and is focused upon gaining leadership experience.


- A school improvement project – this project will be completed during year two and is patterned after the NCA/AdvancED Process used by many schools in Nebraska EDL students will complete a formal six chapter paper based on their work in leading for school improvement.

What should I do if I want to come?

All teams/individuals must register online and receive a registration confirmation in order to attend.  You will need the names, contact information, and lunch and shirt size preferences of the students and sponsor.  View the sample application and fill it out ahead of time to speed up the online application process.

What should the students wear?

Students should be dressed casually.  There are some workshops that may be messy (e.g., fingerprinting, blood spatter, or blood detection). 


 

What things do I need in order to take an online proctored exam?

You'll need a few things to make sure that your proctoring experience is as smooth as possible. 


  • A quiet space where you can be alone. Movement and noise in the background may create warning flags in your exam record. 

  • A clear workspace, without writing or notes in your field of vision. 

  • A way to pan your camera around the space in which you will be taking your exam. You can pick up your laptop or webcam, or you can use a small mirror to perform a pan of your testing space. 

  • A government-issued photo ID. You'll need this ID when you set up your profile and when you take any exams. 

  • The Chrome web browser with the pop-up blocker disabled. The proctoring platform will require you to install a browser extension that is only available for Chrome. 

  • Your computer will need to meet the following requirements
    • Desktop computer or laptop running macOS or Windows

    • An up-to-date version of the Chrome browser (within the two most recent releases)

    • A working built-in or external webcam and microphone 

    • An internet connection with a minimum speed of 2Mbps upload and download


What VA chapter am I? How much VA money am I eligible for?

Education programs administered by VA include:


Please visit the Military Aid site for eligibility and benefits information.


For additional information about these chapters like payment rates, please visit the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/rates.htm.

When and where are courses offered?

All accepted applicants begin the program in the summer semester with day classes at Doane’s College of Professional Studies in Lincoln. All other courses will depend on a student's individual course plan and certification discipline.

When are grades posted?

This information is posted on Academic Calendar.

When can I move in?

Students are able to move into the residence halls 24 hours prior to classes beginning. For fall 2012, move-in day is 8am-12pm Sunday, August 12th for fall athletes. New students may move in 8am-12pm Thursday, August 23rd.  Returning students may move in 8am-12pm Sunday, August 26th at 8am.

When can I start my course?

Courses open at 6 A.M. (CST) on the first Monday of the term

When do classes meet?

Fall and spring semester classes meet one night a week for the semester. Summer classes meet 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday for a one-week period for a three credit hour course. Additional work is required past the one week arranged meeting time for summer courses.

When do I have to move out?

Students must be out of the residence halls 24 hours after their last final exam of each term. Proper check-out procedures must be followed. A list of these procedures is found in the Student Handbook.

When do the cadres meet?

During the program, a cadre meets each summer and then in a weekend format during the school year. Students must commit to be in attendance at all classes.

When is graduation held for Curriculum and Instruction graduates?

Students completing their program for the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction in May graduate on Doane's campus in Crete at a Saturday morning ceremony in mid-May.


Students completing their program in either August or December graduate on Doane's campus in Crete at a Saturday afternoon ceremony in mid-December.

When is registration?

This information is posted on Academic Calendar.

When is the last day to drop?

This information is posted on Academic Calendar.

When is the library open?

Perkins Library hours of operation, during the school year:


Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-11:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm-11:00pm

When is the Library Open?

Perkins Library hours during the school year:


Monday-Thursday:


8:00am-11:00pm


Friday:


8:00am-5:00pm


Saturday:


10:00am-5:00pm


Sunday:


2:00pm-11:00pm

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