Southeast Missouri State University
An educational resource for Missouri and the region.
Southeast Missouri State University’s role as sponsor to a public charter school enhances its ability to provide comprehensive, engaging educator preparation programs and contributes to its mission by serving at-risk students. Southeast Missouri State University sponsored its first charter in 2000.
The sponsorship of a charter school in St. Louis, Missouri, benefits SEMO’s education students by affording them opportunities to gain hands-on experience within an urban setting, and satisfying accreditation standards for their education. Since 2000, SEMO students have participated in field experiences, student teaching resulting in teaching careers in urban education.
SEMO also recruits and provides scholarships for charter school graduates.