Early Childhood - 6th Grade ESL Generalist

The Early Childhood - 6th Grade Generalist ESL Certificate Program (ESL GEN) is designed for students seeking Texas certification to teach in elementary school classrooms. This interdisciplinary major allows students to explore developmental issues of children, learning theory, elementary school content, ESL, and teaching methods; all with a strong component of field experience in public schools.

Program Prerequisites

Students must apply for admission to the Professional Development Sequence (PDS) by March 1 to enter in the Fall or Summer semesters, or by October 1 to enter in the Spring semester. Admission requirements include a completed application by the stated deadlines, presentation of a minimum 2.5 GPA on all coursework taken at UT Austin, completion of prerequisite coursework (M 316K and all major coursework on the degree plan with a minimum grade of "C" or above), and selection by an Admissions Committee. At the time of entrance into the PDS, students may only be lacking one class outside the professional development sequence courses.

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 coe_info@utexas.edu

Professional Development Sequence Application Deadlines

  • FALL and SUMMER entry: March 1
  • SPRING entry: October 1

Certification Information

Visit the Texas Education Agency Website.