Welcome! By educating and nurturing young minds, teachers invest in the advancement of society. In no other profession do individuals have as much opportunity to extraordinarily affect a child's future as in teaching.
The teacher education programs at Southeast Missouri State University are nationally recognized and have twice received the prestigious American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Christa McAuliffe Showcase for Excellence Award. In addition, the teacher education curriculum was cited in Teach America, the report of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, as 1 of 20 model programs and was 1 of 4 programs nationwide cited for innovative curricular development. Southeast's program model was also cited as "Exemplary" by the Missouri Board of Education, and Southeast was also 1 of 33 universities invited to attend the White House Conference on Teacher Education. The University's College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Southeast Missouri State University is also a member institution in the prestigious Renaissance Group, which was developed to improve the education of teachers.