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It's time to take your education career to the next level. 

Move Your Career Forward

If you're a superintendent, principal, or career special education director, this program trains you for the next step in advancing your career. Southeast's specialist degree accommodates busy schedules of practicing educators like you with our 100% fully online program.

Quality, Accredited University

Since Southeast has been preparing educators since 1873, you can feel confident in our history, our reputation, and our accreditation. We're consistently recognized for academic excellence by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for institutions in the Midwest and fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.


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  • Apple Distinguished School
  • Accredited, Respected Education Program
  • Faculty mentors with education administration experience
  • Flexible Schedule with teachers in mind
  • Courses reviewed with Quality Matters
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We let our graduates do the talking...

"I fell in love with teaching while attending SEMO. SEMO prepared me for the first step, and I was blessed to have many opportunities thereafter."Dr. Stephen Hefner, '70 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year

Our Alumni Go Places.

Southeast's education alumni are consistently recognized as the leading educators in their communities.

Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State.

  • AB Spectrum
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Bootheel Counseling Services
  • Coastal Orthopedics
  • Cardinal Glennon
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Jumpstart Autism Center
  • Kedrion Biopharma
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • New Vision Counseling
  • Saint Francis Healthcare System
  • School Districts Across the Country
  • SoutheastHEALTH
  • SSM Health
  • Thrive Autism Solutions
  • Walt Disney World

The Specialist in Education Administration is a 30-hour online degree focused on four curriculum themes: school improvement, management and operations, instructional leadership, and culture and change. This innovative program is taught in eight-week sessions with a six-hour internship in your school district. You'll be prepared to work in administrative roles in schools, and test preparation for the Missouri certification exam is built into the program. Our education programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and we're an Apple Distinguished School.

  • 1. A graduate GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 point scale
  • 2. A master's degree (if not in Educational Administration, prerequisites will apply)
  • 3. A valid professional teaching certificate

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  • EA 707. Personnel Management in Education.
    Provides school administrators with knowledge and skills on the purpose, process, planning procedures, and policy making in administering the personnel program.(3).
  • EA 709. Leadership and Communications.
    An exploration of the principles of leadership including the nature of leadership; social justice; changing cultures; leadership for learning; and the future of leadership. (3).
  • EA 710. Leading District Improvement.
    This course focuses on developing the district mission, vision, and core values while cultivating a collaborative and individually responsive culture. (3).

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  • To say Southeast's education faculty are continuously looking for ways to help students is an understatement. Dr. Bill Bratberg worked with a team of students to create an app to help education majors track their progress towards becoming future educators.

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