Youth and Community Studies is a major in the College of Education designed to prepare students to work with children, youth and young adults in a variety of settings that do not require teacher certification.
Career paths include directing youth programs at the YMCA, Parks and Recreation Departments, day-care centers, after-school programs and educational programs sponsored by the government and community-based agencies.
Current undergraduate students at UT Austin who would like to transfer into the College of Education are required to attend an internal transfer information session before they can meet with an Academic Advisor. Students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to transfer into the College of Education.
The major requires students to choose a Certificate, Minor, Specialization or Track as well as a professional concentration selected from one of these five areas:
Youth and Social Services
Physical Education Activity
Each professional concentration requires students to do an internship that is related to their chosen area.
For students interested in teaching, options to obtain All-Level Physical Education Teacher Certification, secondary teacher certification in Language Arts, or secondary teacher certification in Social Studies are available.