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The College of Education seeks to prepare teachers, administrators and counselors by developing the skills, attitudes and understandings needed by students to become successful educational professionals and well educated citizens.
To this end, the College provides comprehensive preparation programs in teaching, counseling and educational leadership with degrees offered at the bachelor's, master's and specialist levels and a cooperative doctorate with the University of Missouri. Drawing on the strengths of respected and highly qualified faculty who are both professional and personable, the college offers experiential learning opportunities in an array of diverse, professional settings.
In the classroom, students benefit from small classes and a low student-faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The extensive field experience component differs from education programs at many other universities by beginning with first-hand classroom training and observation during freshman year and continuing through student teaching during senior year.
In addition, students have the opportunity to personally experience another culture's educational system through international student teaching programs. Clearly, Southeast continues its tradition of being the "University of First Choice" for future teachers and administrators.
Gifts to the College of Education endowment support college-based needs including an enhanced communication program, facilities and equipment upgrades and enhancements, professional development opportunities, and opportunities for flexibility in responding to the complex, changing environment of education.