Southeast’s education program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This national accreditation and Southeast’s strong program requirements and reputation offer our graduates enhanced opportunities when searching for and obtaining employment nationwide.
Southeast's agricultural education program is designed to prepare individuals to teach comprehensive, action-based agriculture education programs in the ninth through twelfth grades. The students will develop technical knowledge and skills within the field of agriculture in combination with teaching competencies that will enable the future educator to achieve teaching excellence within the agricultural classroom and laboratory. Individuals who meet the requirements for this degree program will be capable of receiving certification to teach agricultural education in the state of Missouri. High school agricultural education is based upon three separate yet integrated areas of education including the classroom learning environment, Supervised Agricultural Education (SAE), and FFA. SAE is the real-world application of knowledge gained from the classroom and FFA is the leadership and competitive portion of agricultural education.
Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program:
- 2.5 GPA
- ACT Score of 22 or 265 on all C-BASE sections and any ACT score
- The ACT score requirement can be waived with a four-year degree
- A score of 20 is acceptable if test was taken before Oct. 1, 198
- Score of 235 on all sections of the C-BASE (College Basic Skills Academic Skills Exam - tests science, social studies, English, math and writing. Sections not passed must be passed within two years of the semester in which the student first passed any section.) The C-BASE requirement is waived for students who have previously earned a four-year degree.
- Complete EN100 (English Composition) with a grade of “C” or better
- Complete EN 140 (Rhetoric & Critical Thinking) with a grade of “C” or better
- Complete PY 220 (Adolescent Psychology) with a grade of “C” or better
- Complete SE 222 (Secondary Block I field experience) with a grade of “C” or better
- No felony convictions are permitted
- Student may not be on disciplinary probation at the University