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 know that there are many dedicated students who are unable to pursue traditional campus-based, college careers. Therefore, even though we highly recommend face-to-face courses, we are pleased to offer an online program in order to meet the needs of this students unable to attend face-to-face courses. This program is offered for Texas residents only.

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


Prior to applying to SFA, please contact the online EC-6 Advisor,
Ms. Ronni Krygsman (, to ensure you are eligible to begin coursework.

Contact Information 

Ronni Krygsman
Department of Elementary Education
P.O. Box 13017, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

(936) 468-2904

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