Nov 28, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin


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Jane H. Long, director
Bush Mathematical Sciences Building, Suite 103
Phone: (936) 468-3960
P.O. Box 6083, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962


Erin Childress, Christina Sinclair

Melinda Wurtz

Interdisciplinary Faculty
Brian Beavers, Brooke Busbee, Erin Childress, Brian Church, Chrissy Cross, Brittney Falahola, Jane H. Long, Stacia Prince, Clint Richardson, Anali Segura, Leslie West


Our mission is to provide a robust and effective learning experience that develops science, technology, engineering and mathematics educator-leaders with deep content knowledge, expertise with research-supported pedagogies, and the ability to create inclusive learning environments that foster community between students with diverse backgrounds and help them to become lifelong learners. 


The JacksTeach program prepares students to earn secondary science or mathematics teaching certification while pursuing a four-year science or math undergraduate degree. JacksTeach works with academic departments in the College of Sciences and Mathematics and with the James I. Perkins College of Education to immerse students in a curriculum geared towards STEM education. JacksTeach is a replication of the UTeach program, featuring early field experiences and instructional partnerships with science and mathematics faculty and experienced master teachers. JacksTeach received initial grant funding from the Greater Texas Foundation, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, and the James I. Perkins Family Foundation.


JacksTeach is a concentration that can be combined with a major in biology, chemistry, mathematics, or physics; see degree plans linked below. Students wishing to add the JacksTeach concentration to their degree plan can do so by contacting the College of Sciences and Mathematics advisors at

Students pursuing a JacksTeach concentration are also part of the university’s educator preparation program. Refer to the Educator Certification portion of this bulletin in the James I. Perkins College of Education section for specific educator preparation program requirements.

Students who are interested in an area of specialization in mathematics for teaching in grades 4-8 should refer to the Educator Certification portion of this bulletin.



Talented Teachers in Training for Texas (T4) is a National Science Foundation Noyce grant program that supports JacksTeach through scholarships, mentoring, funded job shadowing, and research on STEM teacher development.

JacksTeach also offers grant funded course completion scholarships for students who successfully complete exploratory courses Step 1 (JTCH 1101) and Step 2 (JTCH 1102) with a letter grade of A or B. Transfer scholarships and other funding support are available.


Student Organization

Passion Driven Teaching is a student-led organization for SFA pre-service K-12 STEM teachers that seeks to bring together students who share a passion for teaching science, technology, engineering and math.





Attached programs

  • Biology, BS with secondary teacher certification concentration (Life Science grades 7-12)
  • Chemistry, BS with secondary teacher certification concentration (Chemistry grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics, BS with secondary teacher certification concentration (Mathematics grades 7-12)
  • Physics, BS with secondary teacher certification concentration (Physical science grades 6-12)

Certification areas

  • Chemistry (grades 7-12)
  • Life science (grades 7-12)
  • Mathematics (grades 7-12)
  • Physical science (grades 6-12)

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