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SAS Educator Guides: Empowering Your Journey to a Tier 1 SAS Academic Specialization

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A Tier 1 SAS Academic Specialization is your key to unlocking a world of benefits for your institution and students. Picture this: a SAS academic badge co-branded with your institutional logo and the SAS logo, exclusive certification exam discounts, and priority access to talent connections with SAS customers. This strong foundation for student success is within your reach! 


The beauty of the SAS Educator Guides lies in their preapproved resources, expertly curated to meet the requirements of the SAS Academic Specialization with a focus on either SAS Programming or Visual Analytics in SAS Viya.  


Let's explore the Tier 1 Specialization requirements and companion resources that await you.   


Tier 1 SAS Academic Specialization Requirements 

Preapproved Resources for SAS Programming or Visual Analytics in SAS Viya 

Students complete six credit hours of required courses that each use SAS at least 50% of the time, measured by number of weeks. 

We provide you with a draft syllabus including learning objectives and a week-by-week schedule of topics. The topics can be covered in class using our free instructor course notes and PowerPoint slides, or students can complete free e-learning instructional videos in SAS Skill Builder for Students. 

Students have access to one required or recommended reading material per course that uses or references SAS. 

While it doesn’t need to be SAS-owned material, we’ve included course notes, a link to SAS white papers and e-books, and SAS technical papers. These materials will enrich the learning experience, and most are free! 

Students complete one hands-on course component that requires SAS, often in the form of a project.  Students also complete at least one graded homework assignment, per course, with applied SAS usage. 

We provide a variety of data sets and project prompts along with problem sets and on-the-job activities. The goal is to give students additional opportunities to apply their knowledge to practical scenarios and experience the magic of learning by doing. 

Students understand the value of certification and are encouraged to attempt a SAS certification exam. 

We include recent labor market data from Lightcast to highlight the need for SAS skill across the US – which can be shared with your students to excite them about their learning journey! We also offer free certification exam prep guides and practice exams. 


You can download SAS Educator Guides for SAS Programming and Visual Analytics in SAS Viya on the main page of the SAS Educator Portal as shown below. Currently, Educator Guides are only available to faculty in the US, Canada, and Latin America. If this is your first time accessing the Educator Portal, you may need to create a SAS profile using your academic email address.   


Ready for the Adventure? Contact us! 


Our SAS Academic Program Managers are your trusted guides on the path to establishing a SAS Academic Specialization. If you have questions, ideas, or need assistance, reach out to us at We're here to support you on your analytics teaching journey! 

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