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Educator Preparation

The College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State University is a state-wide leader in preparing teachers, leaders and counselors to be first-year ready for the challenges of those respective professions. Across our programs, we offer highly integrated field experiences that provide opportunities for real-world application of effective practice. Through our EDvolution initiative we provide students in all of our programs with a technology-rich learning environment. We are excited about your interest in our programs. Please follow the links to the left to learn more.


In order to be successful in our programs, there are minimum device specifications required for the equipment/devices you bring with you. Please review the list and make sure your devices are up to date.

I do not have a degree

If you don't have a four-year degree but are interested in becoming a teacher, these programs are for you:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education: K-4
  • Exceptional Child: Early Childhood Special Education
  • Exceptional Child: Mild Moderate Cross Categorical
  • Middle School Education: 5-9
  • Secondary Education: 9-12

I have a non-education degree

If you have a four-year degree but it isn't focused in education and would like to enter P-12 education, check out these programs:

  • School Counseling

I have an education degree

If you are already in P-12 education but would like to pursue professional development or a new career in P-12, try these programs:

  • MA: Secondary Education
  • School Counselor
  • Leadership
  • Specialists
  • Certificates

Dr. Shannon Clapsaddle

Interim Associate Dean
Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Scully 301

Alicia Lincoln

Candidate Status & Certification Officer
Educator Preparation
(573) 651-5932
Scully 304E

Sherry Holder
Administrative Assistant
Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Scully 301


Educator Preparation

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Field Experiences

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Educator Preparation
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