Announcements


Congratulations Message for Spring 2020 Graduates

  • Congratulations to all our graduates of the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration completing their doctoral, master’s and undergraduate degrees. We are very proud of you and we wish you the very best! Go Vaqueros! #UTRGVGrads #EducationGrads





Article from UTRGV The Newsroom

  • STEP UP Program

    STEP UP uses mixed-reality simulations to help teach future educators about school culture. Full Article.


An Invitation to Celebrate 20 Years of Dedication

  • Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb Now Retiring

    An Invitation to Celebrate 20 Years of Dedication Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb Now Retiring

    We are sad to announce that Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb will be retiring at the end of this month. Kathy worked at UTRGV and the legacy institution UTB/TSC since 2000, teaching undergraduate and graduate reading courses. She has been heavily involved in service learning and community engagement projects, particularly focusing on work with children and families in Proyecto Juan Diego in Brownsville. Kathy was named C. Bascom Slemp Endowed Chair in Education in 2017.

    The Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies would like to thank Kathy for her dedication to her students and the local community and for her many contributions to our department.

    On behalf of everyone in the College of Education and P-16 Integration, we wish Dr. Bussert-Webb the very best in her retirement!

    Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb, Professor, Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies

Virtual Ceremony

  • Clinical Teaching Graduation Celebration

    Congratulations Spring 2020 Clinical Teachers! The Clinical Teaching Graduation Celebration is an opportunity to recognize students for their accomplishments. The College of Education and P-16 Integration and the Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability wish you a bright future! We hope you enjoy the Virtual Ceremony. #UTRGVCTGC #EducationGrads

Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Thank you, Drs. Corbeil for the excellent work you do!

     Dr. René Corbeil and Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil were featured on KRGV Con Mi Gente. #UTRGV #UTRGVCEP

  • Message from the Dean

    Dr. Alma D. Rodriguez, UTRGV Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration would like to thank all teachers for the important role you play in our communities. #UTRGVCEP #ThankATeacher



  • Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

    A big Thank You to all teachers for all the lives you touch and inspire from all of us in the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration. #ThankATeacher #TeacherDay2020



Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability Announcement

  • Application Deadlines Extended

    Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic the Admissions Application to Teacher Education Program deadlines have been extended. Summer 2020 will be on Friday, May 15, 2020 and the Fall 2020 deadline will be on Friday, July 31, 2020. The Clinical Teaching application for Fall 2020 has been extended until Friday, July 3, 2020. For more information, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability.



#TeachersCan

  • Nominate a Teacher

    A coalition of more than 100 Texas businesses, chambers of commerce, education associations, universities, and other statewide and regional organizations have joined forces to honor teachers for their importance and impact.

    Visit https://TeachersCan.org/ today to nominate a Rio Grande Valley teacher current or former teacher of yours and we will enter them in a drawing for a host of great prizes. Winners will be announced daily May 4-8 during National Teacher Appreciation Week. #TeachersCan #ThankATeacher



Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability Announcement

  • Application Deadlines Extended

    Due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic the Admissions Application to Teacher Education Program deadlines have been extended. Summer 2020 will be on Friday, May 15, 2020 and the Fall 2020 deadline will be on Friday, July 31, 2020. The Clinical Teaching application for Fall 2020 has been extended until Friday, July 3, 2020. For more information, please contact the Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability.



#TeachersCan

  • Teachers, share your story.

    Rio Grande Valley Teachers, why do you teach? The #TeachersCan movement needs your voice, and your story. Go to TeachersCan.org and use the “Why I Teach” prompts and create your own video or story to share on your social media channels using the #TeachersCan, #UTRGVCEP hashtag. #TxEd Visit TeachersCan.org.



#ThankATeacher

  • Thank a teacher.

    During times like these, we all realize just how important our Texas teachers are, and how much they deserve our support, just as they have supported us. Is there a teacher you want to thank for the difference they made in your life? Go to TeachersCan.org and use the “Thank A Teacher” prompts to create your own thank you video or post on social media using the hashtags #TeachersCan,  #ThankATeacher, and #UTRGVCEP. Let’s let teachers know we are with them, and we appreciate them. #TxEd Visit TeachersCan.org.



Summer Registration

  • UTRGV Summer Relief Package

    To mitigate some of your financial burden and enable your success, UTRGV is offering a big package of relief and incentives for enrolling in Summer classes. This package is available for ALL students — undergrad, graduate, transfer, and transient (non-UTRGV students) who have already enrolled or who enroll for summer classes by 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟓𝐭𝐡. Find out more about the UTRGV Summer Relief Package.

    UTRGV Summer Relief Package


Message from the Dean

  • Stay Engaged Stay Safe

    Dr. Alma Rodriguez, dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration, wants students to know the college is working hard and communicating with TEA and others to help students meet program requirements.



Tuition Advantage Announcement

  • UTRGV increases Tuition Advantage to $95,000
    Free Just Got Better! 

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has increased the Tuition Advantage to $95,000 to help ease time of economic hardship. COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created an environment of unprecedented uncertainty for all of us. But we at UTRGV believe earning your degree should never be an uncertainty, which is why we are formally announcing today a bold increase to our already-historic Tuition Advantage program.

    Beginning Fall 2020, UTRGV will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualified students with a family income of $95,000 or less. This is a $20,000 increase from our current plan.



Vaqueros Announcement

  • Dear Vaqueros, Stay Engaged Stay Safe.

    Vaqueros, in uncertain times like these, we want to remind you we are in this together. Note: Much of this footage was shot long before the current crisis. The activities and interactions portrayed do not represent the proper safe social distancing and personal protective equipment protocols we are now observing.



Classes Resume on March 23 via Online

  • Classes will resume on March 23 via Online

    Classes will resume March 23 via online and will continue in this format until further notice. Revised end-of-semester and finals dates will be shared soon. For more information visit the COVID-19 campus update.



Employee and Student Resources
For COVID-19
(Coronavirus)

UT Health RGV is working closely with UTRGV leaders to ensure that our more than 30,000 students, faculty, staff and administrators are up to date on the latest Coronavirus developments – including prevention, travel warnings, and what to do if you experience symptoms.

UT Health RGV has over 20 locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley available for anyone who may be experiencing flu-like symptoms or Coronavirus questions and concerns. UT Health RGV recommends individuals call ahead before coming to the clinic (1-833-UTRGVMD).

Additionally, UT Health RGV currently has clinical locations in Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville available to UTRGV employees and students. We would also like to remind our campus community of the 24-hour Nurse Advice Line - (855) 810-4457 for pressing health questions.

  • Employee and Student Health Locations

    Health Locations

    Employee Health Locations

    Student Health Locations

    Edinburg
    1214 W. Schunior St.
    EREBL 1st Floor
    Edinburg, Texas 78539
    Mon- Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (956) 296-1731

     

    Edinburg
    613 North Sugar Road
    Edinburg, Texas 78539
    Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (956) 665-2155

    Harlingen
    2106 Treasure Hills Blvd #1.326
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (956) 296-1519

    Brownsville Cortez Hall, Suite 237
    Brownsville, TX 78520
    Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (956) 882-3896

  • What to do if you have symptoms and are worried about Coronavirus?

    If you are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and you have traveled to China, Japan, Korea, Iran or Italy, or traveled to an area in the US with known outbreak of the virus, or been exposed to a sick traveler from any of these areas, or been exposed to a person with Covid-19 infection in the last 14 days, you should contact your healthcare provider. Make sure to call ahead before going to your doctor’s office or emergency department to prevent any potential spread.

    As a reminder, the best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus, which are similar to the precautions you take to avoid the flu. CDC always recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    UT Health RGV encourages you to visit UTRGV’S emergency preparedness website for campus updates and other resources.

    For additional Coronavirus information visit Hidalgo County's Health and Human Services website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.