The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is committed to excellence. Our core mission is to improve educational access and opportunity by preparing future educators, leaders and researchers to tackle impactful issues that face today’s students to positively transform lives. Our academic programs are designed to prepare a diverse community of students to inspire and lead—whether that be in the classroom, a health profession or out in the community.
Academics and Advising
The College of Education wants you to get the most out of your time as a Longhorn. Our advisors, coordinators and counselors are here to keep you on track to graduate, to explore new opportunities, to push your boundaries as a changemaker and to succeed beyond the Forty Acres.
Academic Calendar and Course Schedule
Students in the College of Education can take advantage of opportunities to take courses, research and participate in service-learning or internships abroad to broaden their education, expand their expertise and strengthen their portfolio as they launch their careers.
The libraries across campus provide access to the latest digital journals, databases and web resources for students. UT Libraries also provides research help and support, study spaces and access to state-of-the-art technology.
Whether you need IT help, information about graduation or are interested in learning more about mental health services, the college and the university are here for you. We are dedicated to ensuring your success by providing you with an extensive array of resources throughout your UT journey.
Services for Students with Disabilities works to eliminate physical, instructional and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the university community.
The Information Technology Office (ITO) supports the College of Education students, faculty and staff by providing technology facilities, data networking services and digital media equipment.
College of Education students, faculty and staff can reserve:
- technology classrooms
- conference rooms
- huddle rooms
- equipment for checkout or classroom delivery
For general inquiries regarding reservations, email the Service Desk or call 512-471-4357.
- Sanger Learning Center offers a range of support services, including academic counseling, test reviews and tutoring.
- The University Writing Center (UWC) helps students become stronger, more independent writers.
- The Graduation Help Desk helps you stay on track to your expected graduation date.
Student Emergency Services, Office of the Dean of Students
Academic difficulties may arise as the result of personal hardships or crisis situations. Student Emergency Services helps students navigate academic options and can help coordinate services with advisors and student deans.
The Student Ombuds is here to listen to your concerns in a safe setting about life at the university and confidentially discuss interpersonal difficulties, university policies, university bureaucracy and conflict resolution techniques. They help you identify options so you can seek resolution.
Campus and Community
With more than 51,000 students and 3,000 faculty members, UT is one of the nation’s biggest public universities, located in Austin— the eclectic capital of Texas. While the College of Education is housed in the George I. Sánchez Building (SZB), the UT campus itself is situated in a vibrant area of the city with enriching arts centers and entertainment options close by. We encourage you to get involved with our many campus activities and engage with the welcoming Austin community at large while you are here.
The College of Education believes that diversity is linked to excellence and that embracing diversity and social justice creates a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning and inquiry.
Finding Your Community
College of Education
Take full advantage of your college experience by getting involved in one or more of the College of Education’s student organizations. You will make friends, have fun, establish connections and develop leadership skills.
Interested in becoming an ambassador of the College of Education? Student ambassadors share their experiences in the college with prospective students, current UT Austin students and the university community. They represent the school at outreach events and assist with various college-wide programs. Learn more about becoming a student ambassador.
- In addition to College of Education student organizations, you can find other events and groups that appeal to your interests by exploring HornsLink.
- See what’s happening on and around campus by perusing the UT Events Calendar.
- Get involved with Student Government, which has served as the official voice of the UT student body since 1902.
- UT is also home to several award-winning student-run media entities, including The Daily Texan newspaper, KVRX 91.7 FM and Texas Student Television.
- The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. Their work to create a more inclusive campus includes supporting the Multicultural Engagement Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center, two student resource offices that help serve students of color, women and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.
- First-Generation Longhorns works to ensure first-generation students are aware of and have access to the many resources available on campus.
Health and Well-Being
Danie White is our Counselor in Academic Residence (CARE) for the College of Education. She is available to meet with you if you need mental health assistance. Call 512-232-6862 and ask to schedule a CARE appointment. Please include your name, EID and contact number should you need to leave a voicemail. Students may also contact the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), (512) 471-3515 and ask to be scheduled with CARE Counselor Danie White directly.
All services are confidential and no information will be shared without written consent.
The Counseling and Mental Health Center and University Health Services
The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides counseling, psychiatric, consultation and prevention services for students. Visit their website for more information about services and making an appointment.
For crises after hours or on weekends, please call the CMHC Crisis Line at 512-471-2255, which is available 24/7.
University Health Services (UHS) provides care for students for most health concerns, including evaluation of COVID-19. To make an appointment, visit the UHS website.
Behavior Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line
Are you worried about a student in your class, bothered that your roommate has been acting differently, or concerned about the behavior of a co-worker? Do you have questions about COVID-19 and need support or resources? If so, contact the Behavior Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line at 512-232-5050 or submit your behavior concerns or COVID-19 questions online.
Thrive at UT App
Thrive at UT is a free app designed to enhance UT student well-being and help busy students live their best life. Thrive helps you make small changes in your routine that have powerful long-term impacts.
Navigating Campus and our Buildings
College of Education
The College of Education is located in the George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Speedway. SZB is located across from Beauford H. Jester Center (JES) and in back of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL).
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has its main offices in L. Theo Bellmont Hall which is located in front of the Texas Memorial Stadium (STD) on San Jacinto facing 21st St.
Additional offices are located in Gregory Gymnasium located on the corner of 21st St. and Speedway.
See Campus Maps
Brazos Parking Garage is the closest parking garage to the SZB building and is located at:
210 E. MLK Blvd.
Phone: (512) 471-6126
UT Austin Campus
Download the MyUT Austin mobile app to access the campus map, your class schedule, Canvas and more on the go.
To manage parking on and around campus, see the UT Shuttle System service calendar and map. To learn about free safe campus travel programs like UT Night Rides and Sure Walk, visit the Parking and Transportation Services website.
Sports and Recreation
Access to RecSports facilities is just a scan away any time you’re enrolled in classes! Use your UT student ID to work out and play in seven facilities featuring courts, fields, running tracks, weight rooms, functional training spaces, swimming pools and more. RecSports also offers a variety of programs including group exercise classes, intramural sports, sport clubs, adventure trips and rock climbing to enhance your fitness and recreation experience on the Forty Acres. Learn more at utrecsports.org.
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