Programs & Services
Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college. Pay in-state tuition rates.
Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Looking for options with lower tuition?
You’re in the right place. For more than 35 years, SREB’s Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at in-state tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.
Imagine high school classes that show students how learning connects to life and work outside the school walls. Hands-on team projects allow teens to test drive careers in high-demand fields while they learn rigorous academic math, science, reading and writing, and technical skills.
Increasing Faculty Diversity
More than one-third of America’s college students are people of color. But racial and ethnic minorities make up only small fractions of college faculty. Nationwide, about 5 percent of faculty are African-American, about 3 percent are Hispanic and about 1 percent are Native American. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program is working to change that.
The goal: more minority Ph.D. students who seek
careers as faculty on college campuses
An interstate cooperative that strives to increase high school graduation rates, broaden access to education beyond high school, and boost postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research and services focus on college access policy as well as campaigns and programs to motivate and help students prepare for postsecondary education.
SREB analysts monitor, measure and report on state’s progress toward six Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for education, which span early childhood through higher education and the workforce.
The Goals help state leaders focus on the full education continuum and the critical transitions from one stage to the next. They call for states to focus attention on both the outcome measures (such as student achievement results and graduation rates) as well as the policies that will bring tangible results.
High Schools That Work is the nation’s largest school improvement initiative for high school leaders and teachers.
More than 1,200 HSTW sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates.
HSTW’s annual Staff Development Conference attracts thousands of educators each year for professional development. HSTW publications, case studies, site development guides and other materials help improve high school curriculum and instruction across the nation.
What policies have states adopted to help students reach college and career-readiness standards, and how are they implementing them?
Explore actions across 16 states, delve into a topic for a deeper understanding of policy and practice, or select a state report to learn what’s working where.
The latest reports distill state accountability plans, with a focus on how they address readiness.
SREB’s Learning-Centered Leadership Program works with district, state and university partners to prepare aspiring principals and school leadership teams to aggressively lead improvement in curriculum, instruction and student achievement.
Training: Comprehensive custom-designed training programs, such as the Florida Turnaround Leaders Program. These proven training programs can prepare aspiring school leaders and improve the skills of current leaders.
SREB tracks and reports on actions on education issues by state lawmakers across the SREB region. Based on research and meetings with state leaders during their legislative sessions, issues of the Legislative Report detail recent governors’ proposals, bills and funding actions. The Legislative Briefing presents these actions by topic annually.
SREB is using a new approach to professional development to bring powerful teaching and learning tools into classrooms schoolwide, districtwide and statewide.
SREB’s powerful literacy practices and powerful mathematics practices help students reach the deep learning necessary to master college- and career-readiness standards.
Too many students leave the middle grades unprepared to succeed in rigorous high school studies and unable to take advantage of all that high school can offer. By ninth grade, many struggling students have fallen behind and are on a path to become high school dropouts.
The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board conducts research on career and technical education and brings it into classrooms.
The SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing helps strengthen schools of nursing at colleges and universities to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to train the nation’s registered nurses.
Throughout the year, SREB offers a variety of professional development opportunities for the Making Middle Grades Work, High Schools That Work and Technology Centers That Work network sites.
We believe professional development is an ongoing, collaborative process involving all stakeholders. Leadership presence and support in particular is crucial for teacher buy-in and the success of an initiative.
SREB partners with the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to bring cost containment strategies to SREB states.
Any education institution or agency in SREB member states may elect to participate in these following cost-saving opportunities.
SREB Readiness Courses help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies. SREB developed the courses, with input from state leaders and master teachers, to improve student skills and understanding in literacy and mathematics.
SREB offers two sets of courses, to prepare students at two different levels.
Ready for College
Literacy Ready: Ready for reading in all disciplines
Tuition-savings program for students in health professions
Qualified students may pursue professional health degrees at participating out-of-state universities – paying in-state tuition at public institutions and reduced tuition at private ones.
Students in participating states who want to earn degrees in dentistry, medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatry and veterinary medicine are eligible.
SREB and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)
Accreditors, government agencies and higher ed organizations developed a nationwide reciprocity agreement to address challenges to states, which are responsible for authorizing education offered to their residents from institutions in other states. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or SARA:
- Broadens offerings and lower costs for students
- Saves institutions from seeking approvals for their classes and degree programs on a case-by-case basis
- Allows states to focus on oversight of their own institutions
SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by the four regional higher education compacts, MHEC, NEBHE, SREB and WICHE.
Great teachers are the key to preparing students for success after high school. The Teaching to Lead teacher preparation program helps new career and technical education teachers become great teachers.
SREB provides technical assistance at the state and local levels through several programs. Upon request, SREB will send experts to the field to help with building skills or solving specific education challenges. Browse available technical assistance options below.
Technology centers, technical centers, career centers, and career and technical education (CTE) centers all have a common purpose: to provide high-quality CTE studies to high school students. Students may attend these centers for only a portion of the school day, week or year, or they may attend full time, receiving both academic and technical instruction at the center.