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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.
Our program is flexible to fit the schedule of full-time educators. Complete field experiences at your own school.
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.
per credit hour
department graduates employed or in grad school
"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
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.
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).
Probationary Admission will be considered under the following conditions: