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Educational Leadership and Counseling

We provide programs of study for the education and training of educational leaders in schools and effective counselors for schools and mental health settings. These include masters and specialist degrees in educational administration and higher education leadership, masters and specialist degrees in community and school counseling and a cooperative doctoral degree in education leadership.

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Elementary, Early and Special Education

We provide programs for the preparation of teachers at the undergraduate level, and the improvement of teaching at the graduate level. Included at the undergraduate level are programs in: elementary education, early childhood, and exceptional child education. Master’s of Arts degrees are offered in Elementary Education and Exceptional Child Education.

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Middle & Secondary Education

The Department of Middle and Secondary Education offers programs at the undergraduate level leading to certification for teaching in middle schools (grades 5-9) and for teaching in specific content areas in high schools (grades 9-12). Additionally, some programs focusing on specific content areas such as art, music, and physical education lead to certification in grades K-12. All undergraduate programs in the department are designed to prepare competent professional teachers through structured field-based experiences.

Additionally, the department offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Arts degree. This program is designed to meet the needs of the individual graduate student seeking enrichment and enhancement of the teaching process. The purpose of the program is to ultimately help the graduate student improve classroom instruction and increase student learning.

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Scully Building 301
College of Education
One University Plaza, MS 5500
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701