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2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Department of Education Studies

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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
Adam Akerson

Middle Level Grades 4-8 Education
Michelle Williams

Secondary Educator Certification Program
Amber Wagnon

Special Education Program
Michelle Williams

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
Lindsey Kennon


Judy A. Abbott, Carolyn Abel, Heather Olson Beal, Amanda Rudolph, Michelle Williams, Tingting Xu

Associate Professors
Adam Akerson, Lauren Burrow, Chrissy Cross, James Ewing, Brandon Fox, Tracey Covington Hasbun, Mark Montgomery, Susan Reily, Kathleen Sheriff, Vicki Thomas

Assistant Professors
Shannon Darst, Marisol Diaz, Elizabeth Gound, Yuan He, Leah Kahn, J. Lindsey Kennon, Summer Koltonski, Heather Munro, Sarah Straub, Pamela Vaughn, Amber Wagnon

Clinical Instructor
Ginny Watkins

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.

Study-Abroad Programs

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.


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