University of Texas Online Consortium

TxVSN Digital Literacies Certificate

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) TxVSN Digital Literacies Certificate is a 12-credit online program that prepares teachers to teach and assess children effectively online.

image of young man sitting outside typing on a laptop computerCareers

  • Online Public School K-12 Teacher in Texas
  • Educational Technology Consultant and Liaison
  • K-12 Teacher (face-to-face and hybrid)
  • Independent School District Specialist, Staff Development
  • Consulting and Training
  • Regional Educational Service Center or Texas Education Agency Staff
  • Developmental Education Instructor of Children or Adults (GED, ESL, and Tutorial Programs)

Admission Requirements

Apply to the UTRGV Graduate College:

  1. Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are nonrefundable.
  2. Register on the UTRGV Recommenders and Document Upload Webpage. This is where you will request recommenders and upload program requirement documents, and where the graduate office will upload your transcripts. If you do not complete this step, we will not be able to process your application.
  3. Request your transcripts and other supporting documentation to be mailed to:
    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    The Graduate College Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
    1201 W. University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Review and submit all Program Requirements:

  • Online application at The university application fee of $50 can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are non-refundable.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).

Students whose native language is not English or who studied at a University outside the U.S.:

  • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. Link to Graduate Studies TOEFL/IELTS for additional information.
  • English translation of educational records.
  • Transcript Evaluation by the Foreign Credentials Service of America (FCSA). Link to Graduate Studies Credentials Evaluation for additional information.

Application Deadlines

  Fall Spring
Domestic Jul 1 Nov 15

Note: Students admitted only to a Certificate Program are not eligible to obtain a Student Visa from UTRGV.


Click the course title to view the course description and prerequisites in the Texas Information System (TIS) Course Inventory.

All courses are offered by UT Rio Grande Valley.

NOTE: The following courses are synchronous and have required online meeting times. Meeting times will be listed in the Section Notes field in the Course Schedule.

Participating Institution and Advisor

UT Rio Grande Valley

Kathy Bussert-Webb, PhD

Program Director, Professor
(956) 882-7595

Certificate Awarded: TxVSN Digital Literacies Certificate
Campus Program Information