The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

College of Education & P-16 Integration
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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 local communities and schools
  2. Focus on bilingual and biliterate populations
  3. Many graduates remain in the Rio Grande Valley to begin their teaching careers
  4. Largest producer of teachers in the UT system
  5. 11 Charles Butts Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers awardees
  6. Best Online Curriculum and Instruction ED.D. Program in Education by Gradsource
  7. High teacher retention rates across the state
  8. The College of Education and P-16 Integretion has a 92% Hispanic student enrollment
  9. Members of the initial cohort of the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity Teacher Preparation Transformation Center
  10. Early adopters of the Teacher Preparation Data Model

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

UTeach Programs

Learn more about the UTeach programs offered throughout the UT System.

Interested in completing a degree in ANY field and teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) in middle or high school? Already graduated and want to learn more about becoming certified?


Congratulations to the first recipients of the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers from UT Rio Grande Valley!

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