The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies

The Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies focuses on the education of diverse students in monolingual, bilingual and multilingual settings through our teacher preparation and professional development programs. We  are committed to understanding the linguistic and literacy strengths of traditionally underserved populations, examining the educational needs of children in these communities, and designing and implementing curriculum, instruction, and policy that will support their language and literacy achievement. We offer bilingual education, English as a Second Language, and literacy courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, including the following programs for undergraduates: