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Time to Take the Lead

Our specialist's degree in teacher leadership prepares you for positions in your school either focused on curriculum or instructional technology.

100% Flexible

We accommodate the busy schedules of practicing educators like you with our 100% fully online program. This 30-hour program means you can complete in as little as a year.

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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
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We let our graduates do the talking...

"I am a proud graduate of Southeast. My training through the educational program at Southeast equipped me with the knowledge and skills I needed to get my career started and put me on the path toward becoming the teacher I am today."Craig Robinson '14 Teach for America, Georgian Hills Achievement Elementary School

Our Alumni Go Places.

Southeast's education alumni consistently are 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

If you're interested in taking a leadership role in your district, the Specialist's degree in Teacher Leadership will help you get there. This a 30-hour online degree focused in five areas of leadership. The innovative curriculum focused on operations, curriculum and data, instructional technology, human resources, and instructional coaching is taught in eight-week sessions with a six-hour internship in your district. Our education programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and we're an Apple Distinguished School.

Admission requirements in addition to the criteria established for general admission to graduate studies, applicants must have the following:

  • 1.A graduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • 2.A valid professional teaching certificate

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  • 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 716. Innovative Practices in Teacher Leadership.
    Designed to acquaint educators with theories and current research that support innovative practices and effective teaching strategies in K-12 school settings. (3).
  • EA 718. Instructional Leadership Strategies II.
    This course is designed to provide students an advanced understanding of the factors and processes related to teacher leadership in K-12 educational settings. (3).

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