University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

College of Education

Excellence in Education

The vision of the College of Education and P-16 Integration is to be the catalyst for educational success for individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society at large. Through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with schools and communities, UTRGV demonstrates responsiveness to a growing bilingual and biliterate population. UTRGV offers a rigorous university-based teacher certification curriculum that produces exemplary teacher leaders for the Rio Grande Valley, the nation and beyond.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Turnaround Partnership Initiative


5-Year Retention Rate

2017 Fall Enrollment

Faculty Members

Fast Facts

Top 10

  1.   Deep partnerships with community and schools
  2.   Focus on bilingual and biliterate populations
  3.   Many graduates begin stay to teach in the Rio Grande Valley
  4.   Largest producer of teachers in the UT system
  5.   11 Charles Butts Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers awardees
  6.   Strong online Ed.D and Ph.D Programs in Education
  7.   High teacher retention rates across the state
  8.   The college of Education has a 92% Hispanic student enrollment
  9.   4,192 average cost after aid
  10.   64% acceptance rate / 43% graduation Rate

Rankings & Distinctions


In UT System for teacher production in 2016-2017


In Texas for teacher production in 2016-2017


Best online ed.d programs in education by Gradsource


Best accelerated online master’s in educational leadership


In sponsored project expenditures, 2016-2017


enrollment increase from fall 2016

Congratulations to the first recipients of the

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers from UT Rio Grande Valley!