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Apple Distinguished School
Applied Experiences/Clinical Practice
Southeast Missouri State University has been recognized in multiple categories in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings released this week. Southeast was recognized in 9 categories, five overall university categories and four program specific categories. Most notable ranking for Southeast was being No. 16 on the “Top Public Schools” among Midwestern regional [...]
Four academic departments at Southeast Missouri State have new chairs this fall. The new leadership and the departments they chair are: Dr. Connie Drury, Department of Nursing Dr. R.D. Nordgren, Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education Dr. Shonta Smith, Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education Dr. Jason Wagganer, Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and [...]
With a focus on providing students a transparent and easy to navigate pathway, officials with Southeast Missouri State University and Mineral Area College (MAC) signed four articulation agreements that will assist in the seamless transfer of students from MAC to bachelor’s degree programs at Southeast. Dr. Carlos Vargas, president of Southeast, and Dr. Joseph Gilgour, [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
College of Education, Health and Human Studies
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701