Christina Sinclair, interim chair and associate dean of assessment and accountability
Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood
Research Center, Room 209
Phone: (936) 468-1700
Fax: (936) 468-1701
P.O. Box 13017, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Early Childhood Education EC-6
Mark Montgomery and Ronda McClain
Early Childhood Education EC-6 at RELLIS Academic Alliance
Middle Level Grades 4-8 Education
Secondary Educator Certification Program
Special Education Program
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Judy A. Abbott, Carolyn Abel, Heather Olson Beal, Amanda Rudolph, Michelle Williams, Tingting Xu
Adam Akerson, Lauren Burrow, Chrissy Cross, James Ewing, Brandon Fox, Tracey Covington Hasbun, Mark Montgomery, Susan Reily, Kathleen Sheriff, Vicki Thomas
Shannon Darst, Marisol Diaz, Elizabeth Gound, Yuan He, Leah Kahn, J. Lindsey Kennon, Summer Koltonski, Heather Munro, Sarah Straub, Pamela Vaughn, Amber Wagnon
Erica Dillard, Ronda McClain, Chrissy Pigg
Early Childhood Laboratory
During each long-term semester, more than 1,000 college candidates use the laboratory for observation, participation and other educational purposes. The early childhood program at SFA is recognized as one of the most outstanding programs of its kind in the nation. The college program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the children’s program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Serving more than 1,000 college candidates and 100 children each year, this dynamic program continues to meet the demands of a diverse university, community and state.
SFA Charter School
The SFA Charter School is state-funded and operates as a public school. The school offers the James I. Perkins College of Education an opportunity to build on the great success that has been achieved with the Nacogdoches ISD/SFA Charter School partnership in operation on the SFA campus since August 1998. The dynamic interaction of the Department of Education Studies, Early Childhood Laboratory and the SFA Charter School allows the College of Education to perform cutting-edge research in early childhood education, creating a one-of-a-kind center for East Texas and the state.
Candidates have the opportunity to study the educational systems of various countries, such as Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and China. Faculty and candidates visit local schools, have audiences with governmental officials, and experience cultural events and sites. The university’s Office of International Programs coordinates these experiences.