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May 21, 2020 | Andrew Hurst


Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) was recently ranked for having one of the best online Associate’s in Early Childhood Education for 2020! 

SAGU’s Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education prepares students to teach in either Christian or public education and preschools. 

Students will learn:

  • proficiency in curriculum development
  • instruction and assessment for children in preschool
  • appropriate classroom management strategies
  • how to differentiate instruction for a diverse range of students

This program is delivered entirely online with no in-person requirements. SAGU also dropped online tuition from $575 to $499 per credit hour. That is a value of up to $10,000 on a 4-year degree. 

The ranking conducted by College Consensus specifically noted the infusion of biblical principles into the Teacher Education Department’s curriculum. They stated, “Their coursework teaches students to promote God’s love in the classroom when appropriate.” College Consensus also went on to highlight the university’s curriculum stating, 

“Graduates will be skilled classroom facilitators with the underpinnings of working within diverse environments. Classroom management strategies are infused in all of the coursework. They have small classrooms, so even online learning grants students the individual attention to thrive.”

Every year the Texas Education Agency (TEA) asks first-year teachers to fill out a survey. One of the questions asked is how prepared they felt for their first year of teaching. Over 90% of those first-year teachers who graduated from SAGU answered that they felt prepared as a direct result of SAGU’s educator prep program.

“We view teacher and administrator preparation as a collective endeavor that gives a solid foundation for our students to achieve their aspirations, be successful in their careers, and make a difference in our rapidly changing society,” says Dr. Taylor, Dean of the College of Business and Education. 

Want to learn more about our Online Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education? Click here

To access the full ranking list, 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 God-given 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.

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