Post-baccalaureate Programs

Deciding to go back to school is a big decision and finding the right program and format that works for you can take time (and patience) to navigate. Post-baccalaureate programs in the College of Education are designed for individuals looking to enhance the undergraduate degree they initially received, through a certification or specialized program in teaching or community-related advocacy.

Our post-baccalaureate degree options provide the opportunity for students who already have an undergraduate degree in any area to prepare for a career in or around the classroom. Post-baccalaureate students come from a variety of backgrounds, but all of them have one thing in common, they want to make a difference in equity and education.


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All students applying to one of our post-baccalaureate programs must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States. If you earned a degree from outside of the United States you will need to meet with an academic advisor for information about additional requirements.

Courses taken through our post-baccalaureate programs do not lead to a degree. However, completion of the course requirements does qualify students to take the required Texas educator certification examinations administered by Pearson. Typically, more than 95% of our graduates pass the exam.

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Apply to The University of Texas at Austin

Apply to the Professional Development Sequence

Post-baccalaureate Programs

NEW: Longhorns in Residence (Early Childhood – 6th Grade)

Urban Teacher English Language Arts (7th-12th Grade)

Urban Teacher Social Studies (7th-12th Grade)

Early Childhood – 6th Grade Bilingual Core Subjects/Generalist

Early Childhood – 6th Grade English as a Second Language (ESL) Core Subjects/Generalist

Other Post-baccalaureate Options

UTeach – College of Natural Sciences

UTeach – Collge of Liberal Arts