Welcome to the website for the Department of Educational Leadership & Counseling at
Southeast Missouri State University.
We are an all-graduate department serving the professional educator. The programs
of the department are:
Mental Health counseling (accredited by CACREP)
School Counseling (accredited by CACREP, NCATE and DESE)
Psychological Examiner Program (DESE approved)
Master Degree (leads to Principal certification, NCATE, ELCC, DESE approved)
Specialist Degree (leads to educational leadership at the central office level, Superintendent/central
office certification and building level, Career Principal certification)
In addition to our graduate programs, a student also can obtain a doctoral degree
in Leadership through a cooperative program with the University of Missouri online.
Many of the degrees offered lead to certifications in school administration. The
Educational Leadership degrees are accredited by :
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Counseling Programs are accredited by:
- Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Educational Leadership courses are offered in a variety of locations to best meet
the needs of our students. The off campus courses are listed on the tentative course
To help students plan their course of studies, the department publishes a tentative
course rotation. This is the plan for what courses will be offered for several years.
However, this is tentative and subject to change.
Information for students seeking to apply for this scholarship can be found here.