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.
Once a student is in the College of Education, there is an internal application for the final three semesters of the major (the Professional Development Sequence, or "PDS"). Admission to the PDS requires a minimum 2.5 UT grade point average and completion of required prerequisite coursework.
Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.
View a degree plan to see the required courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and Development Early Childhood to 6th Grade ESL Generalist Certification major. View course syllabi of Applied Learning and Development courses.
Students will not have the option to have a specialization within their degree. However, all students will take courses on teaching English as a Second Language. These courses are required and will provide the knowledge base for students to pass the ESL certification test.
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EC-6 ESL majors enjoy being around children and are friendly, outgoing, caring, creative, and organized. They are passionate about helping others through learning.
Students in this major will gain skills in how to teach young children in a variety of subjects. Students can expect to gain confidence in their presentation and oral communication skills. They will learn to work with all different types of students, including those with special needs. They will gain an understanding for how to develop curriculum and lesson plans while meeting the requirements for certified teachers in the State of Texas.