The main continuous improvement project in which the Educator Preparation Program is engaged is the Annual Program Evaluation (APE). The APE process requires program faculty to evaluate their program in relation to state and/or national standards. Reports are based upon data generated by program candidates who completed the program during the previous academic year. The reports are submitted in the fall, and then members of the Educator Preparation Assessment Committee review them and provide feedback. In the course of preparing the APE report, faculty must analyze data and make judgments about the degree to which program completers are meeting expectations on the standards. Based upon these judgments, they then identify a few specific changes that they will attempt to make over the next year in order to address relative deficiencies or build upon relative strengths. The very first section of the APE report is an update on the changes proposed the previous year. Data upon which proposed changes were based is referenced both in this first section and in the section of the report that describes changes planned for the coming year. APE processes themselves have evolved over the past few years in response to faculty feedback and so are, also, an example of EPP efforts at continuous improvement.

program program contact 2020 report
Agriculture Education Mr. JW McAlister
rwmcalister@semo.edu
Art Education Mr. Justin Miller
jhmiller@semo.edu
Biology Education Dr. James Champine
jchampine@semo.edu
Chemistry Education Dr. Rachel Morgan-Theall
rmtheall@semo.edu
Counseling Education, Specialist Dr. Travis Smith
tsmith1@semo.edu
Early Childhood Education Dr. Sharon Dees
sdees@semo.edu 
Early Childhood Special Education, MAT
Educational Administration, Specialist Dr. Margaret Dalton
mdalton@semo.edu
Elementary Education, MA Dr. Min Zou
mzou@semo.edu
Elementary Education, UG Dr. Larry Bohannon
rlbohannon@semo.edu
English Education Dr. Anthony Celaya
acelaya@semo.edu
Exceptional Child (Cross-Categorical), UG Dr. Dixie McCollum
dgmccollum@semo.edu
Exceptional Child Education, MA (Non-cert) Dr. Dixie McCollum
dgmccollum@semo.edu
Exceptional Child, MAT
Family & Consumer Sciences Education Dr. Sarah Kuborn
skuborn@semo.edu
Higher Education Administration, MA Dr. William Bratberg
wbratberg@semo.edu
Mathematics Education Ms. Ann Schnurbusch
anschnurbusch@semo.edu
Mental Health Counseling, MA Dr. Jan Ward
jward@semo.edu
Middle School Education, Language Arts/Social Sciences Dr. Sarah Lillo
slillo@semo.edu
Middle School Education, Mathematics, Science Dr. Trudy Giasi
tgiasi@semo.edu
Music Education: Instrumental Dr. Elizabeth McFarland
emcfarland@semo.edu
Music Education: Vocal Dr. Elizabeth McFarland
emcfarland@semo.edu
Physical Education Dr. Adolfo Ramos
aramos@semo.edu
Physics Education Dr. Joseph Murphy
jmurphy@semo.edu
School Administration, MA Dr. Lisa Bertrand
lbertrand@semo.edu
School Counseling, MA Dr. Jan Ward
jward@semo.edu
School Psychological Examiner, Certificate Dr. Jan Ward
jward@semo.edu
Secondary Ed: Educational Studies, MA Dr. Shannon Clapsaddle
sclapsaddle@semo.edu
Secondary Ed: Educational Technology, MA Dr. Robin Smith
rlsmith@semo.edu
Social Science Education Dr. Courtney Kisat
ckisat@semo.edu
Special Education Administrator Dr. Lisa Bertrand
lbertrand@semo.edu
STEM, MAT Dr. Trudy Giasi
tgiasi@semo.edu
Teacher Leadership, MA Dr. Margaret Noe
mnoe@semo.edu
Teacher Leadership, Specialist Dr. Sherry Copeland
slcopeland@semo.edu
World Languages Education Dr. Gabriele Eckart
geckart@semo.edu
Phone
Educator Preparation
(573) 651-2556
Certification/Background Check
(573) 651-5932
Field Experiences
(573) 651-2411
Location
Office
Scully 301
Mailing Address
Educator Preparation
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701