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 to help you graduate ready to start your career. They can also answer any questions you may have about placement exams and dual credit, courses, and certification requirements you may need to complete. To schedule an appointment, please call 512-471-3223. If you run into any issues with being added to your advisor’s schedule, please email your advisor directly.

Placement Exams and Claiming Credit Earned in High School

Are you unsure about what placement exams to take and whether or not you should claim the credits you earned in high school? This page breaks down our advisors' recommendations.

Roadmap for Success

This success plan will help you focus on your studies and career goals while cultivating a healthy work-life balance during your time with Texas Education and beyond.

Career Engagement

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, on- and off-campus internships, 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

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


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.