In service to the goal of preparing increasingly more effective educators, the Educator Preparation Program (EPP) regularly seeks feedback from external sources, conducts its own internal assessments, and—in the interest of transparency—makes much information publicly available.

Internal Assessment

The EPP continuously collects and analyzes data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Additional information and data related to that process can be found on this page.

External Assessment

The EPP also collects and reviews data required by external entities, including the following examples:

The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The Southeast Missouri State Educator Preparation Program has long been accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Following the submission of a self-study, and an on-site visit in the fall of 2018, the Council for the Accreditation Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited the EPP. CAEP also requires that accredited programs make certain data related to program quality and result available to the public. Southeast reports those data on this page: 

CAEP Accredited Programs
Undergraduate programs Graduate Programs
Agriculture Education Educational Administration
Art Education School Administration
Biology Education School Counseling
Chemistry Education School Psychological Examiner
Early Childhood Education Special Education Administrator
Elementary Education  
English Education  
Exceptional Child (Cross-Categorical)
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Mathematics Education
Middle School Education
Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal
Physical Education
Physics Education
Social Science Education
World Languages Education

CAEP Annual Accreditation Report Measures

Program-Specific Accreditation

National and international organizations often facilitate the review and accreditation of programs related to their fields. In educator preparation, some entities accredit focused programs like music and counseling. The following programs are currently accredited by one of these institutions.

  • Instrumental Music Education and Vocal Music Education: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • School Counseling: Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

The State of Missouri publishes Annual Performance Reports (APR) on each EPP. The data included in these reports are used by the state to determine an EPP’s eligibility to continue recommending graduates for certification in specific areas. The most recent version of Southeast’s APR can be found here.

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE)

Through the Title II reporting process, the DOE collects data on EPPs annually. Southeast’s last several reports can be found by following the links below.

Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Certification/Background Check
(573) 651-5932
Field Experiences
(573) 651-2411
Scully 301
Mailing Address
Educator Preparation
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701