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About UTeach-Liberal Arts

The UTeach-Liberal Arts undergraduate program is designed for liberal arts students who wish to become certified for secondary education in a liberal arts field. The program consists of at least four long-semesters of rigorous coursework and each semester requires field placements in local schools. Since the undergraduate program takes a minimum of four long-semesters to complete, sophomore year is the ideal time to begin the program. The Undergraduate Program emphasizes the UTeach-Liberal Arts philosophy of early and consistent field experience in public school classrooms.

Certification Areas

You must be admitted into one of the Liberal Arts Majors listed below in order to certify in one of the corresponding certification areas/grade levels.

  • English - (English 7- 12)
  • Rhetoric/Writing - (English or 7- 12)
  • American Studies - (History 7- 12 or Social Studies 7- 12)
  • History - (History 7- 12 or Social Studies 7- 12)
  • Government - (Social Studies 7-12)
  • Geography - (Social Studies 7- 12)
  • Economics - (Social Studies 7- 12)
  • Arabic - (Arabic EC-12)
  • Asian Cultures & Languages/Chinese - (Chinese EC-12)
  • Asian Cultures & Languages/Japanese - (Japanese EC-12)
  • Classics - (Latin EC-12)
  • French - (French EC-12)
  • German - (German EC-12)
  • Latin - (Latin EC-12)
  • Spanish/Language Teaching - (Spanish EC-12)

Admissions Requirements

  • The UTeach-Liberal Arts undergraduate program requires at least a four long-semester commitment.
  • The program is open to current UT Austin undergraduates and incoming transfer students.
  • Students are eligible to enter the program second semester freshman year through senior year.
  • Admission to UTeach-Liberal Arts requires a minimum overall UT GPA of 2.5.

Application Process

  1. Complete the UTeach-Liberal Arts Undergraduate Admission Application. A program staff member will notify you about your admissions status via email within 5-10 business days of your application submission.
  2. Once Admitted, you will receive instructions on how to reserve a spot for UTL 101 "Introduction to Teaching", the first UTeach course.
  3. Once you have reserved a spot, you may register for the course during your normal registration access period. Failure to register for your spot will result in losing your reservation in UTL 101.

Post-baccalaureate applicants should refer to the Post-Baccalaureate Admissions section of our website.