Recognized Excellence: Southeast Missouri State University is again on the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings for institutions in the Midwest. Southeast is also fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. In addition, the College of Education has received national recognition for excellence from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), & Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). This recognition highlights the College of Education's commitment of providing education of the highest quality and standards to students. This program is also aligned with Missouri Collaborative standards and may lead to certification as a Math Specialist.