NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in special education has been listed among the country’s top 35 best bachelor’s degree programs in special education by College Rank.

SFA is ranked No. 31 on the list. The only other Texas program to make the list is The University of Texas at Austin at No. 8.

“This ranking reflects how hard we work to prepare knowledgeable, caring professional special educators equipped with individualized strategy and intervention tools for serving students with exceptionalities,” said Dr. Kathy Sheriff, associate professor of education studies.

The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for certification as an early childhood through grade 12 special education teacher and an early childhood through grade 6 generalist teacher.

“We offer both online and in-person classes so traditional and nontraditional preservice teacher candidates can learn how to support appropriate behaviors and academic programming for students with disabilities,” Sheriff said.

College Rank synthesizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, PayScale and the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard. Colleges are scored based on their commitment to online education, admission rates and student satisfaction, among other characteristics.

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