Getting Your Degree

The College of Education offers several resources to help you make the most of your time at the University of Texas at Austin. Our staff and advisors offer knowledge and tools to make sure you take the right courses, graduate on time, and come out with a clear and focused plan for the future.

Academic Advising

Our advisors can help you choose the right major, minor, track, and specialization so that you graduate prepared for a career in education. They can also answer any questions you may have about courses you need to take, and requirements you need to fulfill for any certifications.

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Career Services

Our college ensures that students have plenty of experience before beginning their careers. We have the expertise and resources to help you find a job and prepare for your career when you graduate.

With a large local network of alumni and community leaders, we can help you find student teaching placements, internships on and off campus, and jobs.

In addition, we offer:

  • Résumé and cover letter assistance
  • Job search workshops and guidance
  • Interview coaching and advice
  • Two career fairs per semester

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Graduate in 4 with G4

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

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Honors Recognition

Graduating with honors from the College of Education is a prestigious achievement. Upon graduation, there are three distinct honors you can achieve:

  • Honors – Top 20%; minimum GPA of 3.5
  • High Honors – Top 10%; minimum GPA of 3.65
  • Highest Honors – Top 4%; minimum GPA of 3.8

Visit the University's Catalog Page about Honors


Undergraduate students in the College of Education must apply online to graduate during their final semester of coursework.  The online Graduation Application is available from the twelfth class day (fourth class day in summer) until the mid-semester deadline.

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