Stephen F. Austin State University

Education Undergraduate Programs

Listed below, are undergraduate programs available in the Perkins College of Education.

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Education Undergraduate Programs

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Department: Human Services

Program Details: The Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a pre-professional degree in preparation for graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology. The undergraduate curriculum includes a free-standing major with no minor field requirements. This degree may also be used to obtain a SLP-A license.

Career Options: According to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics the employment outlook for speech-language pathology assistants has an above average job outlook; with a 15 percent increase in the number of available jobs between 2012 and 2022. Speech-language pathology assistants may choose from positions in private practice, pediatric rehabilitation, home health agencies as well as assisting a speech-language pathologist in a school setting. The annual starting salary for a speech-language pathology assistant is $38,500.00.

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Dance: Performance and Choreography

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Dance

Concentration: Performance and Choreography

Department: Kinesiology and Health Science

Program Details: The Dance Program is a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, College of Education. The philosophy of the Program is to instill within each student sound principles of movement, scholarship, and professional attitudes with teacher-preparation courses comprising an important component of the curriculum.

Career Options: Outside Source https://www.thebalancecareers.com/jobs-for-dance-majors-3569981

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Dance: Secondary Teaching (grades 6-12)

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Dance

Concentration: Secondary Teaching Grades 6-12

Department: Kinesiology and Health Science

Program Details: The Dance Program is a division of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, College of Education. The philosophy of the Program is to instill within each student sound principles of movement, scholarship, and professional attitudes with teacher-preparation courses comprising an important component of the curriculum.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach Dance in Texas Public Schools, grades 6-12. Outside Source https://www.thebalancecareers.com/jobs-for-dance-majors-3569981

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Elementary Teaching

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Concentration: Elementary Teaching

Department: Human Services

Program Details: Students wishing to major in Deaf and Hard of Hearing may obtain a Bachelor of Science in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through the College of Education. This major is designed to prepare the student to teach pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in programs for the deaf and hard of hearing. A minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing can also supplement any major, but especially compliments majors in Special Education, General Education, and Communication Disorders.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Texas Public Schools, grades EC-12. This concentration specifically focuses on Elementary Teaching.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Secondary Teaching

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Concentration: Secondary Teaching

Department: Human Services

Program Details: Students wishing to major in Deaf and Hard of Hearing may obtain a Bachelor of Science in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing through the College of Education. This major is designed to prepare the student to teach pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in programs for the deaf and hard of hearing. A minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing can also supplement any major, but especially compliments majors in Special Education, General Education, and Communication Disorders.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Texas Public Schools, grades EC-12. This concentration specifically focuses on Secondary Teaching.

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Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences: Pre-Professional Registered Dietitian

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences

Concentration: Pre-Professional Registered Dietitian

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: The registered dietitian focus is the pathway the equips you with food, nutrition and dietetics knowledge required of a registered dietitian. You will receive a verification statement at the end of the program indicating that you have met the requirements to apply for dietetic internship.

The DPD program is mandatory for those wanting to pursue a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and a dietetic technician, registered (DTR).

PRE-PROFESSIONAL FOCUS

If you're preparing to go to a health professional school or program, food, nutrition and dietetics is a great major! Professional programs and schools don't require a certain major, but rather want students to pick a major that interest them while fulfilling the course requirements.

These programs and schools are looking for diversity and innovation within their students. Make your application stand out with a major in nutrition. With this major, you'll learn how to apply all of the sciences that are required for most pre-professional programs to multiple disease processes. You will also learn nutritional therapy for multiple health conditions throughout the lifecycle, develop counseling skills and get hands on experience through our experiential learning opportunities.

The pre-professional focus provides the upper level sciences typically required for this educational route, plus, the verification statement needed to apply to a dietetic internship in order to become a registered dietitian. The dietetics courses and pre-professional tracks are part of the Education for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Both focus areas require courses that are heavily science oriented, such as cell biology, chemistry (inorganic and organic), and biochemistry. If you are a science whiz and chemistry comes naturally to you, then this major is for you! If not, don't despair. SFA has the help that you need through a tutoring center called the AARC (Academic Assistance and Resource Center). To find out more about this valuable service, click here: AARC

In fact, some of our students in the past actually worked in the AARC, helping students through organic chemistry. Don't let your fear of the sciences prevent you from majoring in food, nutrition and dietetics and having your dream job!

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Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences: Registered Dietitian

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences

Concentration: Registered Dietitian

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: The registered dietitian focus is the pathway the equips you with food, nutrition and dietetics knowledge required of a registered dietitian. You will receive a verification statement at the end of the program indicating that you have met the requirements to apply for dietetic internship.

The DPD program is mandatory for those wanting to pursue a career as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and a dietetic technician, registered (DTR).

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Food and Nutrition

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Food and Nutrition

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: The Food and Nutrition degree plan are for those students who have a passion for nutrition but are interested in pursuing a less clinical route. This track will allow students to minor in areas such as child and family development, communications, culinary, health science and many more. This track does not allow a student to pursue further education as a registered dietitian; however, many students can return to take the required courses to become verified through the DPD program.

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Health Science: Community Health

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Health Science

Concentration: Community Health

Department: Kinesiology and Health Science

Program Details: The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature, and provides options that allow students to prepare for various careers in public health education and health promotion in settings, such as hospitals, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and worksite health promotion programs.

This degree exposes students to a wide-range of health science careers, while providing the foundational courses required for professional post-graduate work, such as public health, health education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, environmental health and more!

Career Options: Outside Source https://www.publichealthonline.org/health-sciences/

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Hospitality Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Hospitality Administration

Concentrations Available:

  • Culinary
  • Lodging
  • Meeting Planning
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Restaurant

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: The hospitality administration program at SFA is poised to attract students, to enhance university visibility, and to prepare students to compete in the 21st century. Specific objectives of the Hospitality Administration major are to:

  1. prepare individuals for entry-level employment in the vast hospitality industry
  2. deliver an academic program that attracts non-traditional, male and minority students as well as traditional students seeking an education at SFA
  3. meet needs of students desiring an academic area that prepares for multiple types of employment, flexible scheduling and mobility, and to
  4. provide industry with well-prepared, qualified personnel.

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Human Sciences: Family & Consumer Sciences

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Human Sciences

Concentrations Available:

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: The Family and Consumer Sciences program is designed with two tracks.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences- This major prepares students for broad-based employment in the field of family and consumer sciences and for effective individual and family living. A minor in a supporting area is required. Suggested minors may include business, communications, art, journalism or foreign language.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education with Teacher Certification (for high school). This major prepares students to teach at the high school level. There are several types of high school family and consumer sciences programs. The program for teaching is designed to meet the certification requirements for the State of Texas. To become fully certified students must complete the degree program and pass the state exam.

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Human Sciences: Human Development & Family Studies

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Human Sciences

Concentrations: Human Development and Family Studies (*Online Program Available)

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program at Stephen F. Austin State University is designed to attract students, to enhance university visibility, and to prepare students to compete in the 21st century. The broad focus of the HDFS program allows graduates to start careers in a variety of fields and positions. The types of locations where a graduate with a degree in HDFS could work include adoption agencies, youth programs, child welfare, patient advocacy, hospitals, marriage and family enrichment programs, nursing homes, and corporate child care. HDFS graduates can work with children and families at all stages of life, as our classes cover topics from child development to gerontology.

HDFS provides an in-depth understanding of growth, change, and development of children, adults, and the family, while integrating a life-span, multi-contextual, and family systems approach. Graduates will find this theoretical knowledge essential for their professional careers in a service-oriented profession.

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Human Services

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Human Services (*Online Program Available)

Department: Human Services

Program Details: Social and human service assistants provide client services, including support for families, in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. They assist others, such as social workers, and they help clients find benefits or community services.

Many work for non-profit organizations, for-profit social service agencies, and state and local governments. Assistants generally work full time, some work nights and weekends.

A Bachelors Degree in Human Services train students to observe and interview patients, carry out treatment plans, and handle people who are undergoing a crises. Our degree plan includes fieldwork to allow the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Other area of topics include:

  • Counseling Skills
  • Human Services Administration
  • Social Advocacy
  • Child Development
  • Leadership
  • Substance Abuse
  • Community Collaboration
  • Planning and Organization Skills
  • Creating Reports
  • Grant Writing

Career Options: Employment of social and human service assistants is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. A growing elderly population and rising demand for social services is expected to drive demand for these workers.

An increase in the number of older adults is expected to result in growing demand for social services such as delivery of meals and adult daycare. Because social and human service assistants often arrange for these services, there will need to be more of them to meet this increased demand.

In addition, growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions and more drug offenders are sent to treatment programs rather than to jail. As a result, demand should increase for social and human service assistants who work in treatment programs or work with people with addictions.

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Interdisciplinary Studies: Mid-Level Grades 4-8

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS)

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentrations Available: (*Online Program Available)

Department: Elementary Education

Program Details: 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.

The MLG 4-8 Program is offered in two venues. The Face-to-Face program is for traditional students seeking a degree by attending classes on campus. The Online Completer Program is designed for non-traditional students most of whom are paraprofessionals in public schools. Admission into the Online Completer Program is by application only.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach mid-level grades 4-8 in Texas Public Schools.

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Interdisciplinary Studies: EC-12 Special Education

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS)

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration: Special Education Grades EC-12 (*Online Program Available)

Department: Human Services

Program Details: Students who want to teach Special Education major in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Special Education. The degree awarded upon completion of the program is a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS). The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for certification as an EC-12 Special Education teacher and an EC-6 Generalist teacher. Consideration will be given to students who desire a different content area certification rather than the EC-6 Generalist.

The Online Special Education Degree Completion Program is an innovative program will allow paraprofessionals (instructional aides) working in Texas public schools and other qualified individuals who have completed at least 45 hours at community colleges to seamlessly transfer to SFASU and complete online a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) degree with a concentration in special education and EC-12 special education teacher certification. Paraprofessionals can earn a Texas teaching certificate while remaining in the schools and classrooms where they work, with the addition of one semester of full-time student teaching.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach Special Education grades EC-12 in Texas Public Schools.

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Interdisciplinary Studies: EC-6 Core Subjects

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS)

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration: Interdisciplinary Studies: EC-6 Core Subjects (*Online Program Available)

Department: Elementary Education

Program Details: 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.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach Core Subjects for grades EC-6 in Texas Public Schools.

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Interior Design

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Interior Design

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: Interior design is an integrated process applicable to both residential and commercial environments. It includes the design and planning of space for commercial, industrial, and residential areas. The in-depth look at the active, creative processes of programming and space planning can refer to residences, offices, banks, restaurants, hospitals, institutions and other specialized public spaces.

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Kinesiology: Fitness and Human Performance Studies

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Kinesiology

Concentration: Fitness and Human Performance Studies

Department: Kinesiology and Health Science

Program Details: The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness & Human Performance prepares students for future specialized training and careers in clinical medicine, research, rehabilitation, therapy, fitness, athletic strength/conditioning, and other allied-health areas. The FHP studies program provides a rigorous, scientific-based curriculum, and hands-on clinical and field experience to provide students with an understanding of various career demands and possibilities.

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Kinesiology Teaching: EC-12 Physical Education

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Kinesiology Teaching

Concentration: EC-12 Physical Education

Department: Kinesiology and Health Science

Program Details: The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Fitness & Human Performance prepares students for future specialized training and careers in clinical medicine, research, rehabilitation, therapy, fitness, athletic strength/conditioning, and other allied-health areas. The FHP studies program provides a rigorous, scientific-based curriculum, and hands-on clinical and field experience to provide students with an understanding of various career demands and possibilities.

Career Options: With this degree, a student will be certified with TEA (The Texas Education Agency) to teach Physical Education for grades EC-12 in Texas Public Schools.

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Merchandising

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Merchandising

Concentrations Available:

  • Fashion
  • Interiors

School: Human Sciences

Program Details: Merchandising involves all of the activities necessary to provide customers with the fashion apparel and accessories they want to buy, when and where they want it, and at prices they can afford and are willing to pay. This involves understanding and creating business plans, understanding the customer, developing or selecting merchandise, and promoting and selling goods to the customer for the ultimate purpose of making a profit. Merchandise includes apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as home fashions, cosmetics and fragrances.

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Pre-Audiology

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Pre-Audiology

Department: Human Services

Program Details: Audiology is one of the most rapidly expanding careers in the healthcare field. As a profession, audiology offers unparalleled opportunities working in a variety of settings with hearing-impaired patients of all ages. The United States Department of Labor reports the demand for audiologists is growing and that work conditions and earnings are very favorable.

Career Options: The minimum entry level education in the profession of audiology is the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Degree, just as the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) is for the field of medicine.

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Rehabilitation Services

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services (BSR)

Major: Rehabilitation Services

Concentrations Available:

Department: Human Services

Program Details: The Rehabilitation Services coursework includes 15 hours of core courses and 21 hours of additional rehabilitation courses, plus 12 semester hours from special education, rehabilitation, or speech-language pathology courses. A 6-hour practicum course gives students hands-on experience working with persons with disabilities. A summer internship provides a wonderful opportunity to work full-time in a rehabilitation agency or facility and apply the knowledge gained in the classroom.

Career Options: Rehabilitation services personnel assist persons with disabilities in achieving their greatest physical, mental, social, educational, and vocational potential. Since 1968, graduates of our program have been working with persons with disabilities in state rehabilitation agencies, rehabilitation facilities, independent living centers, and school districts across the State of Texas and elsewhere in the United States.

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