The University of Texas Permian Basin

College of Education

Unlike Any Other in the World

The mission of The University of Texas Permian Basin’s 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.

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 six master’s programs (Bilingual/ESL Education, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Literacy, Professional Education, and Special Education) in eight-week modules specially designed for working professionals.

Fast Facts

Top Ten

  1.  Hispanic Serving Institution
  2.  Ranked #2 Most Affordable College in Texas
  3.  42% First-Generation college students
  4.  Distinctive approach in teacher preparation through Avid
  5.  Programs designed for students who are also working professionals
  6. Practice-based teacher education programs, with opportunity for paid full-time teacher residencies
  7.  More than 45 student organizations
  8.  Founded in 1973
  9.  7,000 students enrolled
  10.  13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Rankings & Distinctions


Students Enrolled in the College of education


Post-Bachelor Certification


Education Studies BA


Special Education MA


Educational Leadership MA


Child and Family Studies BA

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