Welcome to the College of Education and P-16 Integration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This is an exciting time for UTRGV as we continue our journey as the first new university in the 21st century. Through our legacy institutions, the college has served an integral role in preparing teachers, leaders, and counselors to serve our student population. We continue this tradition through strong university-school-community partnerships that emphasize rich clinical experiences and cutting edge technology.
Our vision is to be the catalyst for educational success by:
The College of Education and P-16 Integration (CEP) is committed to student success and providing resources and support for faculty to engage in teaching, research, and service, with an emphasis on community engagement. It is this collaborative spirit that guides all we do. We believe in the power of education to transform our community. Our tagline captures this belief… It Starts Here.
We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in our five departments: Teaching and Learning, Bilingual and Literacy Studies, Human Development and School Services, Counseling, and Organization and School Leadership. Our Educator Preparation Program is fully accredited and recognized for meeting national standards of excellence through the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition, our Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction was recently ranked 8th in the nation of “Best Online Ed.D. & Ph.D. Programs in Education” by Gradsource.
Be sure to access our 2015-2016 Annual Report, which provides a glimpse into the fine work our faculty and staff are engaged in and our outreach into the community.
We invite you to join us as we work together to prepare the educators, leaders, and counselors our students and families deserve.
Dean Patricia Alvarez McHatton