Teacher Education

Here you will contribute to setting the standard of excellence in teacher preparation.  Our goal is to prepare effective, caring educators who impact PK-12 student learning.


Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, alternative certification and add-on certification. Here you will find learning opportunities and faculty to support, challenge and facilitate your knowledge, teaching performance and dispositions to prepare young people to be college- or career-ready.

We provide innovative curricula, guided field experiences, service-learning opportunities and quality supervision within an apprenticeship model. Our undergraduate degrees result in state certification, while our graduate degrees enhance professional learning and career choices. Our comprehensive teacher preparation programs ensure that our graduates are highly recruited by area school districts.

  • Collaborative partnerships with more than 300 schools/districts and agencies provide teacher candidates with diverse learning opportunities

  • Outstanding faculty provide supportive feedback and mentoring

  • Signature events in each program provide real-world experiences for our candidates

  • Department resources shared with the community include Library of Congress - Teaching with Primary Sources, TeachLivE Avatars, Lekotek, Snoezelen, and projects such a LION - Learning in Our Neighborhood

  • Teacher Development Program provides a range of professional learning opportunities to encourage life-long learning and respect for diverse backgrounds



Southeastern'sSpecial Education MAT - Early Intervention Birth-5 Program has been recognized as one of the BEST ONLINE SPED Master's Programs in the nation!


Southeastern is the first and only university in the nation with a LEKOTEK and SNOEZELEN facility for teacher preparation and serving children & families in the community!



Learning Experiences 

Teacher candidates complete student teaching, internships, or apprenticeships to gain real-world experience.

Get Involved 

Our students are active in many on-campus and professional organizations.

Scholarship Opportunities

Many scholarship opportunities exist for students in the Department of Teaching and Learning.