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If you're a superintendent, principal, or career special education director, this program trains you for the next step in advancing your career. Southeast's specialist degree accommodates busy schedules of practicing educators like you with our 100% fully online program.
Since Southeast has been preparing educators since 1873, you can feel confident in our history, our reputation, and our accreditation. We're consistently recognized for academic excellence by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings for institutions in the Midwest and fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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"I fell in love with teaching while attending SEMO. SEMO prepared me for the first step, and I was blessed to have many opportunities thereafter."Dr. Stephen Hefner, '70 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year
Southeast's education alumni are consistently recognized as the leading educators in their communities.
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 Specialist in Education Administration is a 30-hour online degree focused on four curriculum themes: school improvement, management and operations, instructional leadership, and culture and change. This innovative program is taught in eight-week sessions with a six-hour internship in your school district. You'll be prepared to work in administrative roles in schools, and test preparation for the Missouri certification exam is built into the program. Our education programs are nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and we're an Apple Distinguished School.