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College of Education, Health and Human Studies

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Learning from Leaders in the Profession

Our faculty are leaders in teaching you to do the things we do. That sounds like a pretty great partnership to us.

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Southeast’s Redhawk Readers Program Creates Online Reading Resource for Educators

Southeast Missouri State University is unveiling a new digital reading resource, Redhawk Readers, to support regional educators. The video database features recordings of faculty and staff, students and student-athletes reading 80 different children’s books and is accessible to pre-kindergarten-6th grade educators in Southeast’s service region. Redhawk Readers was created as a partnership between the University’s [...]

Southeast Alumna Named National Finalist for School Counselor of the Year Award

Southeast Missouri State University alumna Olivia Carter was recently recognized as one of five national finalists for the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) 2021 School Counselor of the Year award. The award honors exemplary school counseling professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation’s students, helping them achieve success in school [...]

Loenneke to Receive Southeast’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award

The Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association will present Jeremy Loenneke of Oxford, Mississippi, with a Distinguished Young Alumni Award on Oct. 29 at the Copper Dome Celebration virtual event during the University’s Spirit Week festivities. Registration is required here. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the option to log in as early [...]


Doing your dream job before landing your dream job

Experiential learning. Those are fancy words for getting real world experience. At Southeast, we believe education means more than classroom experience. That's why, here, you’ll train a team, teach your own class, develop an app, care for patients or conduct research all as part of your curriculum.

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Launching Extraordinary Careers

96%of our Education, Health & Human Studies graduates are employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

88%of our grads say their courses gave them the skills/knowledge required in their field.

35,000alumni connections waiting nationwide.

1.9million job openings for teachers in the next five years.

Nursing jobs expected to grow
15%by 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Creating World Class Learning Spaces

From the world’s only EDvolution Center to world class hospitals, clinics, and labs, you’ll be learning at facilities designed to prepare you for the professional world.

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Financing your Education

Here’s the bottom line for your bottom line: Southeast is one of the top 2 institutions in Missouri in accreditations, and it’s in the top 5 of the lowest cost universities in the state! That means you can be assured you’re getting a quality education at an affordable price. Plus, we award $20 million in academic scholarships and 1,500 endowed scholarships each year to further help you with the cost of your degree. College can be challenging, we’re working to make paying for it easier.

Forging a Network

Our nursing program has been in place for 60 years, and our education program has existed since 1873. That’s a strong network to be a part of. Find out more about what our alumni are doing and see what you could do!

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/// From the dean

Welcome to the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. The College is comprised of seven academic departments: Child and Family Studies; Communication Disorders; Early, Elementary, and Special Education; Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation; Leadership, Middle, and Secondary Education; Nursing; Psychology and Counseling. In addition, there are numerous outreach projects and centers which provide valuable services to the community and the region. These centers and outreach projects provide our students with valuable hands-on learning experiences.

The faculty of the College are experienced, dedicated professionals. They strive to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their profession and opportunities for practice. The faculty are committed to innovative teaching practices and developing students' skills. Each department has unique examples of this in practice, but many can be seen by visiting the EDvolution Center.

Innovation is not simply a buzz word in this College, it is at the heart of our practice from curricular design, to classroom instruction, to the experiential learning practices we employ. We believe that the development of skilled, reflective practitioners builds off the base of a quality, innovative curriculum. It is capped off with high quality experiential learning in settings that fit the student’s needs.

Explore our website to learn more about the programs and opportunities for you. Feel free to send questions or request additional information. We believe that we have a lot to offer and want you to be part of the experience.

Dr. Joe Pujol, FACSM
Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies

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College of Education, Health and Human Studies
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701