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.