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Take your teaching to the next level. Prepare for a K-12 leadership role.  

Advance Your Career

Increase your career opportunities and prepare for a leadership role as a teacher leader, department chair, or curriculum coordinator. Classes are taught by former educators, administrators, and superintendents who will help you plan for a career that fits with your goals.

100% Flexible

Our program is flexible to fit the schedule of full-time educators. Complete field experiences at your own school.

Build On Your Knowledge

Courses will help you build on your existing knowledge of K-12 and gain skills to take back to the classroom. Field-based internships and class studies will help you build relationships, improve instruction, and enhance student learning.

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  • Apple Distinguished School
  • Problem-based structure
  • Faculty mentors with education experience
  • Flexible schedule with teachers in mind
  • Courses reviewed with Quality Matters
AACSB accreditation

We let our graduates do the talking...

"Southeast provided affordable classes with courses that rivaled the more expensive universities, and the graduate work provided through Southeast was led by professors with real field experience. I learned how to be an instructional leader from former principals, superintendents and central office personnel."Lance McClard, '02, '09, National Distinguished Principal from Missouri

Our Alumni Go Places.

Teacher leaders. Instructional coaches. Curriculum coordinators. Community liaisons. These are just a few of the career options you can aspire to beyond classroom teaching.

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 teacher leadership program is for teachers pursuing leadership roles within their school district but do not wish to become a principal. This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). It is also nationally recognized by the Educational Leaders Constituent Council (ELCC).

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Valid professional teaching certificate

Probationary Admission will be considered under the following conditions:

  • If the applicant has a 2.5 to 2.749 GPA OR GPA of 3.0 during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, the admission committee may permit the student to take up to nine hours in the program area.
  • Student must achieve a grade of no less than a ‘B’ in these nine hours of course work to continue in the program.

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  • EA610 Diversity in the Classroom (3)
  • EA625 Foundations of Educational Administration (3)
  • EA634 School Supervision (3)

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  • “As a former school administrator, I strive to align all topics of study in an authentic manner and to professional leadership standards. Coursework reflects real-word experiences which aids in the preparation of students to assume leadership positions in their profession.”
    —Lisa Bertrand, Ed.D.

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