The NNU Doceō Center was established in 2013 by a generous grant awarded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Click here to learn more about this grant.

What is Doceō?

Doceō is Latin for teach, instruct, tell, show, demonstrate. We are a part of the Doceō Center Network, founded by the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation for educational reform in Idaho. For more information on the Doceō Center initiative, visit the J.A.and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. More information about the NNU Doceō Center can also be found here

Why is Idaho a good place to begin?

Idaho is small enough to see change happen quickly, but large enough to show how ideas can be replicated in other parts of the country and world. Idaho has approximately 285,000 students enrolled in K-12 programs. 70% of those are in rural districts. Good ideas spread rapidly.

Why Northwest Nazarene University?

NNU is a Private Liberal Arts University which has a long history of education. We are highly respected in our region for producing excellent teachers. Our small size allows us to react quickly without being caught in a bureaucracy. In fact, NNU has placed the Doceō Center outside any academic structure to avoid committees that will slow down progress. The NNU Doceō Center is designed to be nimble and quick to react. For more information on NNU’s Teacher Education degrees, certifications, and endorsements, visit

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