Minor and Certificate Programs

Minor

The transcript-recognized undergraduate academic minor must be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information regarding the requirements for achieving a minor, including a comprehensive list of minors, please visit the Minors and Certificate Programs section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Educational Psychology Minor

RequirementsHours
Completion of 15 undergraduate semester credit hours in educational psychology, six of which must be upper-division hours. 15
Please Note:
Information about available courses and the certification process documenting completion of the minor is available from the Department of Educational Psychology, George I. Sanchez Building 504.

Kinesiology and Health Education Minor

RequirementsHours
A cumulative 2.5 The University of Texas at Austin GPA for admission
Completion of 15 undergraduate semester credit hours in Kinesiology (KIN) or Health Education (HED), six of which must be upper-division hours. 15
Please Note:
Information about available courses and the certification process documenting completion of the minor is available from the Student Dean's Office, George I. Sanchez Building 216.

Urban Teachers Minor

By admission only

The Urban Teachers minor prepares students for secondary teacher certification in English/Language Arts or Social Studies.

  • The Urban Teachers minor requires a three-semester commitment (summer, fall, spring)
  • Admission into the Urban Teachers minor requires a 2.5 overall UT GPA

Eighteen semester hours of required Urban Teachers coursework must be completed as follows:

RequirementsHours
Six hours from:6
Sociocultural Influences on Learning
Topics in Educational Studies (Topic 3: Teaching Secondary Social Studies)
Adolescent Literacy
Three hours from:3
Secondary School Subjects (Topic 1: Advanced Methods in English, Language Arts, and Reading)
Secondary School Subjects (Topic 3: Advanced Methods in Social Studies)
Nine hours from:9
Secondary School Teaching Practicum (Topic 1: Secondary School Teaching Practicum: English)
and
Praxis for Student Teaching (Topic 1: Secondary English)
OR
Praxis for Student Teaching (Topic 1: Secondary English)
and
Secondary School Teaching Practicum (Topic 1: School Teaching Practicum: English)
OR
Secondary School Teaching Practicum (Topic 2: Secondary Teaching School Practicum: Social Studies)
and
Praxis for Student Teaching (Topic 4: Secondary Social Studies)
OR
Praxis for Student Teaching (Topic 4: Secondary Social Studies)
and
Secondary School Teaching Practicum (Topic 2: Secondary Teaching School Practicum: Social Studies)