Academic Programs

The Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education provides programs for the preparation of teachers at the undergraduate level, and the improvement of teaching at the master's degree level. See the Graduate Bulletin for listing of all advanced programs. Included at both undergraduate and graduate levels are Elementary Education (grades 1-6).At the undergraduate level, there are programs in Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Child Education.The Exceptional Child Programs include cross categorical preparation. The Early Childhood Education program provides instruction for birth-grade 3.


Certification Requirements

Honors Program

Teaching Assistant Certificate

Course Requirements
This program does not lead to a Missouri teaching license. This is a Southeast Missouri State University certificate only. For more information about course work, contact the department chairperson, Dr. Julie Ray.

For further information about a Teaching Assistant Certificate program in Elementary Education, click here:


Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701