Stephen F. Austin State University

ECH Specialist

Why SFA?

SFA is a small university with a personal touch. In response to the Perkins College of Education's vision that SFA will be your college of choice, we are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. It is our goal to prepare you to be a competent, successful, caring, and an enthusiastic professional. Our goals are achieved by working with each student each course offering to ensure you receive the best education possible.

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Click here to learn details about the Early Childhood Master's of Education program. Once at this link, select DEGREE PROGRAMS>Graduate>Master of Education in Early Childhood to learn more. Explore this site for details about the master's degree program, admissions, and course listings.

Learn about tuition fees, financial aid, and student services. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions. Find information for our devoted military, too.

Program Policies and Procedures

Online Program
The Advanced Early Childhood program is completely online. Instructors of record are certified by the Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Instructional Technology (OIT). All online courses are approved by OIT and each course undergoes a strict review before being offered online.

Additionally, OIT provides answers to questions about general computer and Internet issues, SFA email, and mySFA at the Technical Support Center (TSC) http://www.sfasu.edu/tsc Personal questions can be answered in person or by phone from 8:00 AM CST to 8:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday at 936.468.4357.
Advising

Graduate students are permitted to enroll in classes. Permits ensure students take the correct courses in the correct sequence and are obtained through the program advisor. When contacting your advisor, ALWAYS include your student/campus ID#.


If you have further questions, access the Graduate Bulletin-Catalogue or contact Dr. Casey at
ecap@sfasu.edu .

Degree Plan
During your first semester, you will complete the ECAP degree plan and return it to the program advisor. Your degree plan is like a contract with the university: we will offer the courses you need to take to earn your master's degree; you will work diligently to learn as much as possible so you can serve our nation's young children and their families.
Change in Major
Should you decide you want to change your major, simply contact your advisor, who will direct you to the next steps to changing your major.
Steps to Graduating

Graduating is as easy as 1-2-3: there is no comprehensive examination and you do not do a thesis. Use the check list to make sure you have completed the necessary steps to graduating:

  1. Have you been admitted to the Graduate School?
  2. Have you submitted all required credentials (official transcripts)?
  3. Have you a 36-hour degree plan on file in the Dean of the Perkins College of Education's office?
  4. Have you completed all coursework with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better?
  5. Have you applied for graduation and paid all graduation fees by the deadline stated in the Graduate Bulletin?
  6. Have you removed all deficiencies?

Graduate candidates in the Elementary Education Department demonstrate responsibility for becoming familiar with and adhering to the regulations for admission, academic policies, application for graduation, and general requirements for the Master's Degree.

Thank you!