Current undergraduate students at UT Austin who would like to transfer into the College of Education are required to attend an internal transfer information session before they can meet with an Academic Advisor. Students with less than 45 semester hours who are interested in changing to one of the Applied Learning and Development majors may transfer into the College of Education at any time. Students with 45 or more semester hours must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to transfer into the College of Education.
There are no restrictions or extra application requirements for this major. Once a student is in the College of Education, there is an internal application for the final three semesters of the major (the Professional Development Sequence, or "PDS"). Admission to the PDS requires a minimum 2.5 UT grade point average and completion of required prerequisite coursework. View additional information at Early Childhood to 6th grade certification.
Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.
EC-6 Bilingual majors have a desire to work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. They have strong leadership, management, oral, written, and people skills. Students tend to be patient, creative, caring, and self-motivating.
- Confidence in their presentation and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
- Work with different types of students and students with special needs.
- Understand how to develop curriculum and lesson plans.