Undergraduate Students

The College of Education is dedicated to preparing educators who can inspire and lead - whether that be in the classroom, a health profession, or out in the community. We offer several majors and minors for undergraduate students interested in education of all types. Our graduates go on to be teachers, doctors, therapists, administrators, and researchers. The College of Education offers several majors and degree programs for undergraduate students. Graduates not only go on to be teachers, but also doctors, therapists, scientists, and researchers.


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Becoming A Teacher

We prepare classroom teachers and community leaders with the skills necessary to work with diverse groups of students. You will learn the fundamentals of teaching, and become advocates for students of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures.

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Programs in Kinesiology and Health Education

We prepare professionals in Kinesiology and Health Education with the goal of guiding communities towards a healthy lifestyle. You can become an expert in fields related to movement science, athletic training, exercise science, health promotion, the business of sport, and sport culture.

Majors and Degree Programs

The College of Education offers three bachelor of science degree programs. Within these three degrees students can pick from specific majors.

  • Applied Learning and Development prepares teachers in elementary, bilingual, and special education, as well as community organizers. The Youth and Community Studies major offers an option those who aim to teach people of all ages out in the community.
  • Kinesiology and Health Education prepares students in fields related to exercise science, health promotion, sports, and physical education.
  • The Athletic Training Program prepares specialists in the prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses to athletes and those engaged in physical activity.

Undergraduate Admissions

Incoming freshman, international students, transfer students from another college, or current University of Texas students can apply for admission to the College of Education. 

Internal Transfer Students

Transfer students must attend an information session before talking to an advisor about transferring.

Minors and Certificate Programs

Transcript-recognized undergraduate minors require a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in the minor area but may not require more than 18 hours.  Students may choose from a wide variety of minors that are approved by the University.

The College of Educations Offers Two Minors

  • Our minor in Educational Psychology allows students to take courses in human and adolescent psychology, statistics, career planning, counseling, and more. Any student at the University of Texas at Austin may choose to pursue this minor.
  • Our minor in Kinesiology and Health Education allows students to learn about topics related to health behavior, human movement, physical culture, business of sport, and much more. Students majoring in Kinesiology and Health Education who wish to add extra KHE courses to their curriculum may not pursue a minor in KHE but they may choose a specialization.

Transcript-recognized certificate programs offer interdisciplinary curricula that support and extend a student’s major. Students may choose from a wide variety of certificates that are approved by the University.

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Specializations

College of Education students interested in furthering their education in Kinesiology and Health are encouraged to choose a specialization. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education offers six.

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Undergraduate Tracks

College of Education students can elect to complete an academic track to enrich their undergraduate degrees. By choosing to complete a track, you can take courses from outside the College of Education in subject areas that you may be interested in.

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Career Paths

Our graduates go on to pursue career paths in schools, administration, health professions, and as community activists. Explore career options that can be achieved that are related to teaching, or kinesiology and health education professions.

Getting Your Degree

Our college offers you tools and resources to help you graduate on time and come out prepared the be a leader in your field. Talk to career services and your academic advisor to find out how to make the most of your time here.

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Enhancing Your Degree

Joining a student organization, mentor group, or study abroad program can open you up to new experiences and opportunities. Learn how to extend your education with these resources.

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Administrative and Financial Support

Our administrative staff can answer questions about financial aid, scholarships, IT issues, and students teaching so that you can focus on academics.

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