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Southeast Missouri State University is the university of first choice for students. The College of Education offers numerous reasons to make our programs your first choice in undergraduate, graduate or continuing education. We are striving to offer our students a 21st century educational experience
Our faculty and staff are highly experienced scholars in their areas of specialization. All also have real-world experiences in their discipline having served as classroom teachers, counselors, and school leaders in their local communities.
The Whitaker Technology Classroom is one of two new technology rich rooms in our Instructional Resources & Technology Center. These new facilities allow faculty and students to create “flipped classroom” materials through lecture capture. Our “Collaboratory” will also be available soon which will provide students with a place to practice the use of smart boards and other instructional technology before teaching a lesson out in a field experience. We also have many technology rich classrooms that allow our faculty to model the tools and techniques for integrating technology in to instructional practices.
Regardless of whether you are an undergraduate teacher education candidate, a counselor or future superintendent, our programs provide extensive field, practicum and internships which foster develop of the required professional knowledge, skills and dispositions in the area of expertise.
Our student organizations are active participants in both educational and service activities. The college offers students numerous leadership opportunities beginning with the freshman year. There are also organizations for graduate students. Freshman students also have the opportunity to live and take classes in the Tomorrow’s Teachers Education Learning Community.
We are a fully accredited program with NCATE for Teacher Education, CACREP in Counseling, and by numerous specialty programs. This is in addition to our Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Department approval at the state level. External national review and the state approval process guarantees students that we are providing quality educational programs to our students.