Financial Support

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the following guide regarding funding for students.

Recruitment Fellowships

Fellowships are available for departmental applicants who meet particular requirements. These awards are very competitive and the C&I Award Committee contacts applicants who qualify with offers after admittance to the department. Please see the Graduate School's site for more information about fellowships.  

Teaching Appointments

Most teaching opportunities in Curriculum & Instruction involve either supervising student teachers in their school placements or assisting a faculty member in teaching a course. Most of these positions require at least three years of EC-12th grade teaching experience in the U. S. After experience as a TA for a particular course, some students with special qualifications become eligible to teach that course (in a position called Assistant Instructor) under a faculty member's supervision.  If you meet the above criteria, we encourage you to apply.

Additional information about academic employment is available at the Graduate School's site

Research Appointments

Occasionally, there are positions available for C&I doctoral students as research assistants or in other capacities.  These positions are typically funded through external grants, so students should contact individual faculty members.

Continuing Fellowships

As a student in good standing, you are eligible to apply for continuing fellowships from the Graduate School, the College of Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. A range of awards are available, including, but not limited to, the following examples:

  • Graduate School Continuing Fellowships
  • COE Continuing Fellowships
  • C&I Department Endowed Fellowships
  • COE Small Research Grants
  • Graduate School Spring Dissertation Writing Fellowship
  • Graduate School Summer Dissertation Writing Fellowship
  • Travel Awards (for attending conferences to present academic papers)

The department will email you when these opportunities arise. 

Financial Aid

Admitted students may apply for student loans through the UT Financial Aid office. Students are also encouraged to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.  FAFSA is a federal application and not exclusive to The University of Texas at Austin.