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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies / Early Childhood-6 Teacher Certification

Program Details

The Department of Elementary Education at Stephen F. Austin State University is pleased to offer a program for students who seek the early childhood through sixth-grade certification for teaching and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.

We particularly encourage the following groups to consider the BSIS EC-6 online course of study:
  • people who are paraprofessionals (aides) in public schools
  • Head Start teachers, assistant teachers, coordinators or curriculum specialists
  • heads of household with dependents
  • people who have full time jobs and cannot attend regular daytime classes
  • primary care providers for family or other dependents
  • distance from a university
  • others with extenuating circumstances


  • GPA of 3.0 in approved 45 hours of specified courses
  • Prior or current experiences with children and access to an EC-6 classroom for field experience
  • Commitment to four trips to Nacogdoches, Texas, to coincide with laboratory courses

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


This program is offered for TEXAS residents only.