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Degrees and Areas of Study


Develop your passion for teaching and learning!

Do you have a passion for molding young minds? Do you love sharing your knowledge and witnessing that “light bulb” moment? Are you looking for a way to share your gifts and inspire others to develop theirs? As a future Texas teacher, you can choose one of our education studies programs to increase your understanding of pedagogical knowledge, child/adolescent development, instructional strategies, professional growth, and much more while building confidence and developing supportive, collaborative relationships. We are here to help you on your pathway to lifelong learning! 

Degrees and areas of study offered

The Department of Education Studies offers two undergraduate degrees with specialized concentrations, six graduate degrees and two certification preparation programs:



Certification Preparation (Graduate-level)

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.

Department of Education Studies


Department of Education Studies
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Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center
Room 209

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13017, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962