Stephen F. Austin State University

Elementary Education

Elementary Education Undergraduate Advising

The Student Services and Advising Center within the James I. Perkins College of Education has dedicated full time Academic Advisors, who advise students on which courses to take every semester until they graduate from SFA. For the Department of Elementary Education, this involves advising for Elementary Education EC-6 with Certification and Mid-Level Grades 4-8 with Certification.

For specific detailed information about the Department of Elementary Education, please visit their website.

ELEMENTARY EC-6

Classes in the EC-6 program include university-based courses designed to develop future teachers' knowledge and skills in education along with field-based courses designed to give future teachers hands-on experiences in working with children.

Core Curriculum: The core curriculum includes 44-45 hours in Communication, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Interdisciplinary Academic Major: The Interdisciplinary major includes courses in Early Childhood as well as courses designed to develop teaching techniques in Reading, Math, Science, Art, Music, and Health and Physical Activities.

Pre-Professional Teacher Education: Pre-professional teacher education courses provide the foundational skills and knowledge in areas of technology, special education, and educational psychology.

Practicum I: Practicum I (typically completed in the 2nd semester of a student's junior year) gives future teachers the opportunity to work directly with students in a classroom setting, focusing on literacy and reading skills, while taking additional courses in education. (8 hours a week)

Practicum II: Practicum II (typically completed in the 1st semester of as student's senior year) gives future teachers experience teaching Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics to students in a classroom setting, while taking additional courses in education. (12 hours a week)

Student Teaching: Student teaching (completed in a student's final semester) provides extensive and full-time experience in a classroom setting.

EC-6 Academic Advisor:

Raquel Skidmore

skidmorerr@sfasu.edu

Schedule An Appointment

Located in the McKibben Building, Room 118

Interested in the EC-6 Online Completer Program or seeking further specific information about the EC-6 program? You can get more information here.

MID-LEVEL 4-8

The MLG 4-8 Program includes university-based courses designed to develop future teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions in education along with the field-based courses designed to give future teachers hands-on experiences working with young adolescents in grades 4 through 8.

MLG Degree Options:

Students will select one of the following content areas for certification:

Generalist

English/Language Arts and Reading

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Core Curriculum: The core curriculum includes 47-48 hours in communication, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities, and visual performing arts, and social and behavioral sciences.

Pre-Professional Courses: Pre-professional courses provide the foundational knowledge, skills, and dispositions in areas of technology, special education, and educational psychology. Students will complete 12 hours in this area.

Internship I: Internship 1 (typically completed in the second semester of a student's junior year) provides future educators experience teaching science, social studies, mathematics, or language arts in a fourth or fifth grade classroom setting. Students spend four hours twice per week in the classroom and take additional courses as well.

Internship II: Internship II (typically completed in the first semester of a student's senior year) provides the future educators experience teaching science, social studies, mathematics, or language arts in a sixth, seventh, or eighth grade classroom setting. Students spend two full days in the classroom each week and take additional courses on the remaining days.

Student Teaching: Student teaching (completed in the student's final semester) gives future educators extensive and full-time experience in a classroom setting in grades 4-8.

MLG Academic Advisor:

Brandy Bishop

bbishop@sfasu.edu

Schedule An Appointment

Located in the McKibben Building, Room 118

Interested in the MLG 4-8 Online Completer Program or seeking further specific information about the MLG 4-8 program? You can get more information here.