The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) with a concentration in special education and EC-12 special education teacher certification is open to any individual interested in special education who chooses or needs to complete his/her degree online.

In 2017, College Choice ranked this innovative program as #8 for best online special education degrees. The online BSIS supports paraprofessionals, military family members and others who seek to obtain teaching certifications in both special education and general education in tandem. Dually certified graduates are considered highly qualified in the field of special education.  

The TEACH Grant provides scholarships to qualified individuals who seek to obtain a degree with initial teacher certification in special education. Learn more information on the Federal Student Aid's TEACH Grant page.

Community College Transfer Scholarship Program


This award opportunity is for students who transfer to SFA from a community college during the fall or the spring. The award is $1,000 for the year if the recipient’s transferable GPA is 3.0 to 3.49, and the award is $2,000 per year for students with a transferable GPA of 3.50 or higher. You do not have to apply for this scholarship. We consider all students for it when they’re admitted to SFA.


SFA has hundreds of scholarships available to new and returning students. Some scholarships are based on merit, while others have a need-based, as well as merit, criteria. Scholarships requiring audition(s) or tryout(s) are also available. Criteria which may be used to determine recipients include class rank, high school or college GPA, scores on the ACT or SAT, leadership activities, and performance. Scholarship amounts range from $100 - $8,000. Some are renewable based upon academic performance, while others are one-time awards.

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Contact Information 

Kathy Sheriff, Ed.D.
Phone: 936.468.1194
Fax: 936.468.5837

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