Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Introduction
AACSB Accredited

Mission Statement

Southeastern Oklahoma State University provides an environment of academic excellence that enables students to reach their highest potential. By having personal access to excellent teaching, challenging academic programs, and extracurricular experiences, students will develop skills and habits that promote values for career preparation, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.

Scope & Function

The major emphasis at Southeastern continues to be a quality undergraduate education. The University offers an array of baccalaureate-level programs that prepare students for a changing society. In addition, selected graduate level programs are provided to serve the needs of the region.

In fulfilling its mission, Southeastern fosters the region’s cultural opportunities, economic growth, environmental quality, scientific and technological progress, as well as social and personal well being.

Consistent with Southeastern’s mission and regional focus the University concentrates on achieving the following objectives:

For students Southeastern will:

  • Provide an opportunity to succeed through a challenging, learner-centered academic environment.
  • Offer an undergraduate foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, with an emphasis on integrating critical thinking, communication skills and appropriate technological applications into the curriculum across all disciplines.
  • Provide a general education program that familiarizes students with major areas of scholarship.
  • Provide professional, academic and career-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs to meet the changing needs of the workforce.
  • Provide an environment for non-academic experiences, which fosters the development of personality, social living and effective citizenship.
  • Present a system of governance that provides reliable information and, as appropriate, involves the students in the decision-making process.
  • Actively recruit traditionally under-represented students and offer scholarship programs to attract students of various socio-economic and academic levels.

For the faculty and staff Southeastern will:

  • Provide opportunities for professional development.
  • Use assessment to improve student learning and effective teaching.
  • Adhere to well-defined organizational structures, policies, and procedures.
  • Adapt to a changing higher education environment.
  • Administer a system of shared governance that provides dependable information to the institution’s constituencies.
  • Nurture a campus community responsive to the needs of a diverse population.

For the region Southeastern will:

  • Provide in-service instruction for educators and other professionals needed to make Southeastern competitive in national and world markets.
  • Continue its historical preparation of quality educators for Oklahoma.
  • Provide advanced graduate studies and research in areas of particular strength and need for the region and the state of Oklahoma.
  • Provide opportunities for global awareness.
  • Share human, academic, and technological resources with schools, industries, and public agencies through economic development, partnerships, and outreach activities.
  • Serve as a cultural, artistic, and information center.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

Master

Master of Technology in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. [+]

The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. The program develops a knowledge base through three core courses and provides for an option of specialization. Candidates who would benefit from this program include: Local baccalaureate graduates from the School of Arts and Science who wish to obtain a master’s degree. Individuals employed in business/industry who wish to develop and broaden their technological and problem-solving abilities. Teachers in science, technology, and mathematics who wish to prepare for a job in industry, develop new technology job skills, or advance within the field of science education Individuals in the region who desire an advanced degree for self-satisfaction or position advancement. Admission requirements In addition to admission by the Graduate School, applicants for the Biology option must be approved by the Biological Sciences department. When the applicant is accepted by the Graduate School, the School will forward the student’s application to Biological Sciences for approval. The applicant must request a committee of three faculty members (see above) who are willing to serve as the applicant’s advisory committee. One of the committee members will be the student’s advisor. The student and advisor will work out a degree plan of courses that will complete the requirements for the option, and this plan must be approved by the committee. The applicant may be required by the committee to complete some prerequisite courses. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Sport Studies & Athletic Administration

Campus Full time 33  September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

The Master of Science in Sport Studies and Athletic Admin¬istration provides a strong foundation in research methodology, sports administration, management, and finances. Through quality instruction and educational experiences, graduates of this program will be able to move into positions in athletic administration; facilities management; sports event planning; and coaching. [+]

The Master of Science in Sport Studies and Athletic Admin¬istration provides a strong foundation in research methodology, sports administration, management, and finances. Through quality instruction and educational experiences, graduates of this program will be able to move into positions in athletic administration; facilities management; sports event planning; and coaching. Statement of Objectives Consistent with Southeastern’s mission and regional focus, the Mission of the School of Graduate Studies, and the Mission of the Master of Science in Sport Studies and Athletic Administration, the objectives for the Master of Science in Sport Studies and Athletic Administration are to: 1. Prepare candidates for administrative responsibilities in athletics, including sports management, finances, and fund raising. 2. Introduce candidates to research methodology in athletics and sport science. 3. Enhance the understanding of facilities management and event planning. 4. Familiarize candidates with contemporary issues and legal aspects of physical education and sports management. 5. Enhance understanding of coaching theory and strategies. 6. Integrate the most current knowledge of strength training, sports conditioning, and sports nutrition into athletic programs. Admission Requirements: Two-step Process: Step One: Graduate School Admission Applicant must meet entrance requirements for the SE Graduate School. Step Two: Master of Science Program Admission Candidate must pass a Writing Sample. The Writing Sample Every candidate who seeks a Master of Science degree in Sport Studies and Athletic Administration is required to take and pass the Writing Sample as a requirement for admission to this graduate study. The Writing Sample must be attempted prior to the end of the first semester of enrollment. This examination is arranged through the department’s Graduate Coordinator. The Writing Sample requires the candidate to select a writing prompt from a provided list and then write a response of at least 200 words, addressing the prompt within a 90 minute time limit. The prompts are related to general educational issues or current events. If a second attempt is required, it must be taken prior to the end of the second semester and will require the candidate to write to a different prompt than used for the first attempt. The second attempt is scheduled with the department’s Gradu¬ate Coordinator. If the second attempt is unsuccessful, the candidate must schedule to make a third attempt in the next semester. The third attempt must be scheduled with the depart¬ment’s Graduate Coordinator. A copy of the Writing Sample Application, details about the Writing Sample examination, and the rubric utilized in scoring the Writing Sample are available in the office of the department’s Graduate Coordinator. The Comprehensive Examination Candidates for the Master of Science degree in Sport Studies and Athletic Administration must perform satisfactorily on a Comprehensive Examination administered during the last semester of coursework. A copy of the Application for the Comprehensive Examination and a detailed description of the Comprehensive Examination are available in the office of the department’s Graduate Coordinator. Graduation Requirements 1. Complete an approved program of courses in the M.S. in Sport Studies and Athletic Administration. 2. Possess a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all graduate work on the plan of study. 3. Achieve a passing score on the Writing Sample. 4. Request a degree check prior to the semester of graduation. 5. Apply for graduation at the beginning of the semester of expected graduation in the Graduate Office (A307). 6. Achieve a passing score on the Comprehensive Examination. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

The Counselor Education program at SE prepares counseling professionals for work in variety of clinical mental health settings. Examples of such settings include community mental health centers, educational assistance programs (EAPs), inpatient psychiatric facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, interdisciplinary mental health treatment facilities, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and outpatient clinics, military bases, correctional facilities, business or industry settings, university counseling centers, or private/independent practice. [+]

The Counselor Education program at SE prepares counseling professionals for work in variety of clinical mental health settings. Examples of such settings include community mental health centers, educational assistance programs (EAPs), inpatient psychiatric facilities, substance abuse treatment centers, interdisciplinary mental health treatment facilities, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and outpatient clinics, military bases, correctional facilities, business or industry settings, university counseling centers, or private/independent practice. The CMHC Program exists within the larger context of the counseling profession. The counseling profession has many definitions. For example, at the 2010 American Counseling Association conference, delegates from “20/20: A Vision for the future of Counseling” provided the following definition: “Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health wellness, education, and career goals.” The American Mental Health Counselors Association (2010) further submits that, mental health counselors provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. They combine traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution. Mental health counseling is a distinct profession, licensed in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, with national standards for education, training and clinical practice. Moreover, mental health counselors are uniquely qualified to provide high quality care at cost-effective rates. In addition, mental health counselors are highly skilled professionals who provide a full range of services including, but not limited to assessment and diagnosis; psychotherapy; treatment planning and utilization review; brief and solution-focused therapy; substance use and dependence treatment; psychoeducational and prevention programs; and crisis management. O*Net OnLine (formerly the Dictionary of Occupational Titles), a U.S. Department of Labor sponsored Web site (http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/21-1014.00), suggests that mental health counselors, “Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health.” O*Net OnLine also lists the following “tasks” of the mental health counselor: Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment. Assess clients for risk of suicide attempts. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships. Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests. Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports. Evaluate clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information. Mental health counselors…typically do the following: Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, such as anxiety and depression Encourage clients to discuss their emotions and experiences Help clients process their reactions and adjust to changes in their life, such as divorce or layoffs Guide clients through the process of making decisions about their future Help clients develop strategies and skills to change their behavior or cope with difficult situations Coordinate treatment with other professionals, such as psychiatrists and social workers Refer clients to other resources or services in the community, such as support groups or inpatient treatment facilities [-]

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