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Degrees and areas of study offered

The James I. Perkins College of Education offers the following degrees, minors, certificates and certification preparation programs:

Undergraduate degrees

Certification preparation

Graduate-level Certification Preparation

Secondary education certification preparation

To become secondary-level teachers, students must major in a content area (physics, music, etc.) and minor in secondary education. The Department of Education Studies offers secondary or EC-12 certification preparation through general coursework and a secondary education minor. Students may obtain certification through coursework if their content area major does not accept the secondary education minor.

  • Agriculture science development (grades 6-12)
  • Art — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • Chemistry (grades 7-12)
  • Dance (grades 8-12)
  • Deaf and hard of hearing — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • English, language arts and reading (grades 7-12)
  • Family and consumer sciences (grades 6-12)
  • French — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • History (grades 7-12)
  • Hospitality, nutrition and food sciences (grades 8-12)
  • Human development and family studies (grades 8-12)
  • Life science (grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics (grades 7-12)
  • Music — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • Physical education — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • Physical science (grades 6-12)
  • Preprofessional teacher education — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • Secondary teacher (graduate level)
  • Social studies (grades 7-12)
  • Spanish — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • Speech (grades 7-12)
  • Special education — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)
  • Technology applications (grades 8-12)
  • Theatre — all-level (early childhood-grade 12)

Supplemental Certification Preparation

The supplemental certificate must be added to a valid Texas certificate based on a bachelor’s degree. It will match the grade level of the base certificate.

  • Bilingual (graduate level)
  • ESL (graduate level)

Undergraduate core curriculum

Students in the Perkins College of Education must complete the SFA core curriculum. More information about the core curriculum requirements can be found in the undergraduate bulletin.

Applying to the Perkins College of Education

The Perkins College of Education has the same admissions requirements as SFA. You can apply using the same method as all other incoming students. Get started on your application now, or contact an advisor in the Perkins College of Education.

Unofficial Degree Plans

Our unofficial degree plans serve as a course-planning tool and a reflection of what you might be expected to complete when filing your official degree plan. A degree plan is a list of the graduation requirements for each major which includes all course options in each of the component areas such as the core, major, minor, etc. These documents below are not official degree plans. Contact your advisor for the steps required to file your degree plan.

Major Academic Planners (Degree MAPs)

Our undergraduate degree major academic planners serve as a guide to keep you on track as you make your way toward filing your official degree plan. A Degree MAP is a semester-by-semester sequence of courses which a student needs to take in order to graduate on time. It suggests courses to complete each semester to be “on track” to graduation by taking the right courses in the right order.

To find the suggested Degree MAP for your area of study, explore the list below.

School of Human Sciences

Department of Education Studies


James I. Perkins College of Education
Dean's Office


Physical Address:
McKibben Education Building
Suite 213

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13023, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962