NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s online master’s degree program in early childhood education has been ranked among the top 10 best online programs in the nation for 2017-18 by Top Education Degrees, a website dedicated to helping students pursuing a degree in education.
The ranking is based on several factors, including tuition, curriculum relevancy and student-to-faculty ratio.
“We are honored to receive this recognition. The program strives to consistently meet the changing trends in early childhood by allowing students access to the latest research-based educational standards available,” said Dr. Susan Casey, program coordinator at SFA. “Access to the program is easy and effective in meeting the needs of today’s student population.”
SFA's Master of Education in early childhood education takes 36 credit hours to complete and is designed to meet the specific needs of individuals who work with children from birth through age 8.
Additionally, the program is designed to develop specialized competency in organizing programs for young children and families through in-depth study and research related to child growth and development, theoretical underpinnings of classroom practice, development of learning strategies, and sociological and psychological factors influencing behavior in young children.
Courses are offered completely online through SFA's online learning management system, Desire2Learn, and they are taught in half-semester formats. Students may determine the pace at which they progress, but generally, it takes two years to complete the program.
Top Education Degrees’ mission is to provide the facts students need to find the degree program that best suits their personal career goals.