Welcome to the Department of Leadership, Middle and Secondary Education. We offer undergraduate initial teaching certification for middle, junior, and senior high school teachers, as well as some K-12 programs. We also offer master, specialist, and doctoral degrees in higher education and educational leadership. Our mission is to prepare, support, and sustain effective educational leaders and middle and secondary educators. To provide student centered - future thinking - educational programs that instill a passion for life-long learning and a thirst for knowledge that transforms students into leaders of diverse classrooms, school systems, and communities.
Southeast Missouri State University’s teacher preparation programs have been granted national accreditation at the initial licensure level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Accreditation Council of CAEP met April 29 and made the announcement last week. “I appreciate your commitment to excellence in educator preparation accreditation,” wrote Dr. Christopher Koch, [...]
Two Southeast Missouri State University alumnae were recognized March 27 as Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teachers at the spring conference of the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE). Chasity Papenberg, a Waterloo, Illinois native, and a sixth-grade English language arts teacher at Central Middle School in Cape Girardeau, and Kylie Zurek Downie of Rock [...]
Southeast Missouri State University senior Ke-La Harris of St. Louis, Missouri, was elected Feb. 23 to a one-year term as the Holmes Honors Representative on the Holmes Scholars National Board. “I feel very accomplished and blessed to be elected for this position,” she said. “I feel very supported and motivated in this organization. I am [...]