University of Texas at Permian Basin

College of Education

Unlike Any Other in the World

The mission of the UT Permian Basin College of Education is to prepare pre-service and professional educators who are proactive in nurturing the life-long development of all learners. At the UTPB College of Education, outstanding academics is combined with a dedicated faculty and staff to create the best learning environment for students. Pride is taken in the quality educators produced for communities throughout Texas and the nation. Whether seeking an initial teaching certification or looking into our graduate programs, the UTPB College of Education is sure to meet your needs.

University of Texas at Permian Basin

Turnaround Partnership Initiative

Full-Time Tenured & Tenure-Track Faculty

Full-time Lecturers

Part-Time Faculty

Fast Track to Teaching

If you have your bachelor’s degree and a passion for teaching, investigate the online UTPB Fast Track Teacher Certification Program.

UTPB offers outstanding opportunities for online learning. They offer three masters programs (Special Education, Bilingual Education, and Educational Leadership) in seven-week modules specially designed for working professionals.

Fast Facts

Top Ten

  1. Programs designed for students who are also working professionals
  2. Hispanic serving institution
  3. Focus on creating communities of college access and success
  4. Hosts the Future Falcon Leaders in Teacher Education academy
  5. Strong student life
  6. $6,967 Average cost after aid
  7. Founded in 1973 – 46 years old
  8. 6,050 students enrolled
  9. 81% acceptance rate/ 34% graduation rate
  10. Distinctive approach in preparing future teachers through the Avid teacher preparation initiative focusing on ensuring all teachers are prepared to meet students needs on day one

Rankings & Distinctions


Students Enrolled in the College of education:


Post-Bachelor Certification


Multi-disciplinary Studies BA


Special Education MA


Educational Leadership MA


Child and Family Studies BA