UTeach - Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Admissions

UTeach-Liberal Arts studentsThe UTeach-Liberal Arts undergraduate program is designed for liberal arts students who wish to become certified for secondary education in a liberal arts field. The program consists of at least four long-semesters of rigorous coursework and each semester requires field placements in local schools. Since the undergraduate program takes a minimum of four long-semesters to complete, sophomore year is the ideal time to begin the program. The Undergraduate Program emphasizes the UTeach-Liberal Arts philosophy of early and consistent field experience in public school classrooms.

Certification Areas

Liberal Arts Major Certification Field and Grade Level
English English 4-8 or 7-12, Rhetoric & Writing 7-12
History History 7-12, Social Studies 4-8 or 7-12
Government Social Studies 7-12
Geography Social Studies 7-12
Economics Social Studies 7-12
Asian Cultures and Languages – Chinese Chinese EC-12
Asian Cultures and Languages – Japanese Japanese EC-12
French French EC-12
German German EC-12
Latin Latin EC-12
Classics Latin EC-12
Spanish – Language Teaching Spanish EC-12

Admissions Requirements

  • The UTeach-Liberal Arts undergraduate program requires at least a four long-semester commitment.
  • The program is open to current UT Austin undergraduates and incoming transfer students.
  • Students are eligible to enter the program second semester freshman year through senior year.
  • Admission to UTeach-Liberal Arts requires a minimum overall UT GPA of 2.5.

Application Process

  1. Complete the UTeach-Liberal Arts Undergraduate Program Application. Our Program Advisor will notify you about your admissions status via email within 5-10 business days of your application submission.
  2. Once admitted, you must come into the UTeach-LA office (GEB 1.308) to officially sign up for UTL 101, the first course in the program.
  3. Once signed up, you may register for the course during normal registration access times.

Post-baccalaureate applicants should refer to the Post-Baccalaureate Admissions section of our website.