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February 27, 2021 | Stephanie Van Wyk

Waxahachie, TX 


Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was recently ranked as having the number one online bachelor’s degree in Education! 

Dr. Khristy Strange, SAGU's Education Department Chair, believes that the ranking is reflective of the department's faculty and their commitment to ensuring that students are well-equipped for their future careers. 

"The quality of our programs start with qualified and professional educators who work hard to provide the necessary tools for a future classroom," said Dr. Strange. "I work with an amazing staff who pour into our future teachers. Also, SAGU is unique in the sense that we also provide a spiritual foundation that is crucial to the K-12 mission field of today’s classrooms."

The ranking study was performed by study.com, a website that specializes in researching schools across the country to connect students with the best learning experiences possible. 

SAGU was ranked alongside several other reputable higher education institutions. Numerous factors contributed to Study's ranking, including the schools' management of the following:  

  • Tuition
  • Acceptance rate
  • Graduation rate
  • Financial aid
  • Placement services
  • Career services
  • Credit acceptance

Study emphasized the multiple degrees available within SAGU’s education program and the program’s prioritizing of real classroom experience. 

SAGU offers a wide range of online degree programs for teacher education, including:


This isn’t the first time Southwestern’s education program has been recognized. The university’s online secondary education degree program has been recognized along with its online Associate's in Early Childhood Education

Additionally, according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) survey given to first-year teachers, over 90% of SAGU graduates said they felt prepared as a direct result of the university’s educator prep program. “That speaks loudly to me,” said Dr. Strange. 

Many of the university's Teacher Education alumni have advanced into administrative roles and become principals. In the city of Waxahachie alone, six school principals are SAGU alumni with more throughout Ellis County and the state. 


“We hire SAGU graduates given the opportunity. We know they are prepared to enter the classroom. SAGU graduates have great communication skills as well as high expectations for students. They show unfailing kindness and compassion to children and adults alike, and each possesses a Christian spirit that causes them to be patient and to live influential, honest lives.” -Dr. Bonny Cain, Waxahachie ISD Superintendent.
 


To view the full ranking study from Study, click here.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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