Early Childhood - 6th Grade Bilingual Generalist

Early Childhood to Sixth Grade Bilingual Generalist (BIL) leads to Texas certification to teach in a bilingual or general elementary classroom. Bilingual education is a dual-language program designed to provide equal educational opportunities to elementary students of limited English proficiency. The bilingual program at UT is specifically focused on educational issues that relate to students whose first language is Spanish, for this reason, fluency in Spanish is required.

Program Prerequisites

Students must apply for admission to the Professional Development Sequence (PDS) by March 1 to enter in the fall semester, or by October 1 to enter in the spring semester. Admission requirements include presentation of a minimum 2.5 GPA on all coursework taken at UT Austin, completion of prerequisite coursework with a minimum grade of “C” or above (M 316K and all major coursework, including the Foundations Semester), 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.

Degree Plans

Available Catalogs

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 coe_info@utexas.edu

Professional Development Sequence Application Deadlines

  • FALL Entry: March 1
  • SPRING Entry: October 1

Certification Information

Visit the Texas Education Agency Website