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TJC signs degree agreement

Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University signed on the dotted line Monday for a new teaching partnership.

TJC President Dr. Michael Metke and SFASU President Dr. Baker Pattillo signed the “2+2 Articulation Agreement” Monday on the TJC Campus.

The agreement, which goes into effect immediately, will help create a smooth transition for TJC students to transfer to Stephen F. Austin’s teaching program after two years.

Officials from both schools agreed on a uniform 120-credit-hour degree plan.

Students will complete basic general education courses along with freshman and sophomore-level teacher education preparation courses.

After students transfer to SFASU, they can complete their junior and senior-level courses.

Stephen F. Austin’s Department of Education is also home to the Elementary Education, Human Services, Kinesiology & Health Science, Secondary Education and Educational Leadership departments.

For more information on the new partnership, contact the University Studies Advising Office at (903) 510-2425 or call the Stephen F. Austin Department of Education at (936) 468-2904.

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