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Thank you for your interest in the College of Education at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Please take a moment to look around our site to see the many programs we have to offer in the areas of Teacher Certification, Bilingual/ESL Education, Special Education, Reading, Educational Leadership and Counseling.

At the College of Education, we combine outstanding academics with a dedicated faculty and staff to create the best learning environment for our students. We take pride in the quality educators we produce for communities throughout Texas and the nation.  Visit the News section for current information on the College of Education activities. Whether seeking an initial teaching certification or looking into our graduate programs, the College of Education is sure to meet your needs.

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.

Read more about the Fast Track to Teaching

Interested in teacher certification?

In case you are interested in becoming certified to teach, click on the tab INITIAL (TEACHER CERTIFICATION) on the left hand side. From there, you will find several internal links including the steps to become certified, certification plans, lists of certification advisors, field experiences, application form to be admitted to the teacher certification program, certification exams (TExES), and student teaching.

If you need more information beyond what is available on the web site, please contact:

College of Education
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762
Phone: (432) 552-2120
Fax: (432) 552-2125

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The College of Education at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; phone (202) 466-7496.  This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.