Welcome to the College of Education (COE) Accreditation website at the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) where we view accreditation as an important method of quality assurance and continuous improvement. At the undergraduate level, we offer 31 undergraduate programs of which 22 are leading to teacher certification from elementary to PK-12. In addition, we have non-teacher programs which lead to the B.S. in health and human performance as kinesiology and exercise science, as well as a certificate and associate program in child care and development. At the graduate level, we offer 17 master's specializations in bilingual education, counseling and guidance, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, educational leadership, educational technology, English as a second language, health and human performance, reading and special education. Doctoral candidates in curriculum and instruction can specialize in bilingual studies, early childhood education, educational leadership, educational technology, higher education teaching and literacy.
UTB is a Hispanic Serving Institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The teacher preparation program is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We are currently a candidate for accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE is the education profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation programs that foster competent classroom teachers and other educators who work to improve the education of all P-12 students.
Our Community and School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Additionally, the UTB Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification and the Master of Music in Music Education are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM.)