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You have worked in a classroom and are ready to take the next steps. You have a deep desire to keep learning your craft. Southeast Missouri State University is ready to help you enhance your teaching knowledge. Specialize in reading, math/science, and early childhood.

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As a busy teacher, you need a program that's convenient for you. We provide a flexible 30 credit hours online program.

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Southeast is consistently recognized for academic excellence by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for institutions in the Midwest and is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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  • Apple Distinguished School
  • Emphasis on technology in the classroom
  • Fully accredited
  • Areas in reading, STEM, and Early Childhood Education
  • Flexible courses built with teachers in mind
  • Courses reviewed by Quality Matters
  • Mentoring from faculty with education experience
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We let our graduates do the talking...

"Southeast is a school with a lot of heart. The professors in the College of Education took us under their wings and did everything they knew how to make us the most effective teachers. They built relationships with us and cared about us. That’s the first step to effective teaching."Samohya Stallons, Elementary Education
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You’re going to make a difference with the next generation, and we’re going to make sure you’re ready. You’ll learn from education leaders who will help you meet your goals. At Southeast Missouri State University, we’re working to ensure you’re prepared to take the next step in your career.

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Our Alumni Go Places.

Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State.

  • AB Spectrum
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Bootheel Counseling Services
  • Coastal Orthopedics
  • Cardinal Glennon
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Jumpstart Autism Center
  • Kedrion Biopharma
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • New Vision Counseling
  • Saint Francis Healthcare System
  • School Districts Across the Country
  • SoutheastHEALTH
  • SSM Health
  • Thrive Autism Solutions
  • Walt Disney World

The Master of Arts in elementary education offers three emphasis areas: reading, math/science, and early childhood education. The program is designed to help classroom teachers deepen their teaching skills and knowledge in their field of expertise, or expand their background into a new teaching area and/or certification. Please note this program will not lead to an initial teacher license.

  • The applicant must have a valid professional teaching certificate
    OR a qualifying score on the state content exam appropriate for that certificate
    OR be in the 50th percentile of the verbal and analytic components of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 
  • Undergraduate grade point average must be at or above a 2.75. 
  • The program admission process must be completed within one calendar year.

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  • CE 614. Family/School Partnerships in Early Childhood.
    Analysis of current programs and practices in establishing family/school partnerships to support education decision making and child learning. (3).
  • EL 615. Research In Action.
    Introduction to the methods of action research for improving an aspect of the teaching-learning process. (3).
  • CE 605. Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education.
    This course provides in-depth study and recent findings in the trends and issues affecting the education and development of young children, including those with disabilities. (3).

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  • Dr. Tahsin Khalid is an accomplished educator with research interests that include determining teacher and student perception related to various issues, exploring various instructional strategies, and exploring the classroom use of various technology tools.

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