Whitlowe R. Green College of Education

Historical Context

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has a rich, historic legacy of preparing educators. The Sixteenth Texas Legislature on April 19, 1879, established “Prairie View State Normal School” in Waller County for the Training of Colored Teachers. For one hundred and forty-one years, the institution has produced educators and health professionals who have facilitated the acquisition of knowledge and skills to improve the lives of people throughout the Gulf Coast region, the state, and the nation.


The Whitlowe R. Green College of Education prepares candidates for teaching and related positions in public and private schools as well as in other institutional or organizational settings that promote the educational development and well-being of culturally diverse populations.

Conceptual Framework

The conceptual framework Educators as Facilitators of Learning for Diverse Populations (E-FOLD-P), supports the major goals of educator preparation in the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education. E-FOLD-P guides the design and implementation of programs, activities, and experiences and represents a commitment by the faculty to develop and prepare candidates:

  • As problem solvers, critical thinkers, and decision-makers;
  • As reflective and continual learners who utilize effective teaching practices;
  • As facilitators of student growth and development, by precept and example; and
  • As educators with an understanding and appreciation of human diversity and global awareness.

E-FOLD-P also represents the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education’s dedication to the preparation of candidates who are technologically literate themselves and who can integrate technology into the learning environments of their students. Moreover, the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education is committed to promoting equity in educational attainment and health outcomes for the improvement of the health, well-being, and education of diverse citizens.


All teacher education programs offered by the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education are fully accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

Instructional Organization

Program Degree Offered
Curriculum and Instruction MAED, MED, MSED
Curriculum and Instruction-Reading Education MED, MSED
Counseling MA
Educational Administration MED, MSED
Educational Leadership PhD
Human Sciences MS
Special Education MED, MSED
Teacher Education BS