The Department of Educational Instruction and Leadership provides undergraduate education courses that lead to teacher certification in a number of areas spanning PK-12 education. The Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education are housed exclusively in our department. The undergraduate special education program is not currently accepting applications. Programs leading to certification in art, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Health and Physical Education, and History, are also offered.
Three graduate programs are offered by our department. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction currently offers advanced coursework in 9 emphasis areas: educational technology, English, English as a Second Language, generalist, mathematics, music, reading, science, and Theatre Pedagogy. The Master of Education in Educational Leadership offers an academic track, a professional track leading to principal certification, and a program leading to superintendent certification. The Master of Education in Special Education has two tracks, Administration and Challenging Behaviors. For more information about graduate programs, please click here.
The Department of Educational Instruction and Leadership is currently experiencing growth in the number of students it serves as course offerings are increased at Southeastern’s Extension Campuses at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore, Grayson County College (Denison, Texas), Eastern Oklahoma State College McAlester Campus, and Southeastern Oklahoma State University McCurtain County Campus (Idabel, OK).
The field of Special Education prepares students to impact lives by working with students with special needs to reach further and improve their skills and abilitiesSpecial Education – Mild and Moderate Disabilities