All-Level Special Education

All-Level (Early childhood – 12th grade) Generic Special Education (SED) leads to Texas certification to teach in a variety of settings with individuals with disabilities including children and youth with mild to moderate disabilities, as well those with severe and/or multiple disabilities. The program also focuses on preparing lesson plans, developing skills for consulting with classroom teachers and parents, and participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. Students in this major also work towards an Early Childhood-6th Grade Generalist certification.

Program Prerequisites

Students must apply for admission to the Professional Development Sequence (PDS) by March 1 to enter in the fall semester. The SED PDS only begins in a fall semester. Admission requirements include presentation of a minimum 2.5 GPA on all coursework taken at UT Austin, completion of prerequisite coursework (M 316K and the Foundations Semester consisting of ALD 322, ALD 327, SED 376, SED 332), completed application by the stated deadlines, and selection by an Admissions Committee. At the time of entrance into the PDS, students may only be lacking one class outside of the professional development sequence courses.

A minimum UT GPA of 2.35 is required to register for the coursework in the Foundations Semester and only three classes remaining.

Degree Plans

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Graduate in Four Years

G4 is a web-based tool that is designed to assist with completing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Education in four years. This system is used to help students make decisions about planning their schedules by allowing them to forecast the impact of course completion on graduation. The ability to make informed planning and scheduling decisions will assist students in tracking their pace for completing their degree when meeting with Advisors.

The G4 system is not a replacement for academic advising or the degree audit instead, it should complement both of these resources. Any questions, comments, or concerns about G4 can be sent to

Professional Development Sequence Application

This program only accepts applications for the Fall semester, deadline is on March 1.

Certification Information

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