Stephen F. Austin State

James I. Perkins College of Education
Stephen F. Austin State

Professional Excellence through Exemplary Programs

Through dynamic learner-centered programs that support lifelong study, faculty members in SFA’s James I. Perkins College of Education prepare undergraduate and graduate candidates to meet the teaching demands of a culturally diverse 21st century society. Candidates use our resources, which include the award-winning Early Childhood Laboratory and SFA Charter School, to master the pedagogy and technology needed to develop classrooms appropriate for prekindergarten through 12th grade students.

Total First-year Student for Fall 2023

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Teacher Licensure Rate

Fast Facts

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  1. 700 educator preparation candidates admitted annually
  2. 60% of clinical teachers are paid by our partner school districts 
  3. 80% of SFA-prepared teachers still in teaching profession after two years
  4. Located in Nacogdoches, in the piney woods of East Texas
  5. Fully accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  6. Maintains close partnerships with area schools and local community 
  7. Secondary content teacher candidates are awarded their degrees from the various colleges at SFA
  8. Field experiences provided through Early Childhood Laboratory, SFA Charter School and area schools
  9. Study abroad programs available for international, cross-cultural learning
  10. JacksTeach is a replication site for UTeach, a nationally recognized STEM teacher preparation program

Rankings and Distinctions


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edTPA pass rate with mean scores at or above the state mean


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