Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children

The Texas Migrant Education Program (MEP) enrolls approximately 31,000 eligible migrant students out of a total Texas public school enrollment of approximately 5,000,000 students. The state’s migrant program is the fourth largest in the country and is administered at the local level through local educational agencies (LEAs) and educational service centers (ESCs). Texas migrant students and their families migrate annually to 48 other states in the country, making Texas home to the largest interstate migrant student population in the United States. Texas also welcomes workers to the state to perform temporary and seasonal work in its agriculture and fishing industries. The largest concentration of Texas migrant families, approximately 56%, resides in the Rio Grande Valley. This region of the state, with approximately 16,000 migrant students. Large concentrations of migrant families also reside in San Felipe-Del Rio, Eagle Pass, El Paso, Hereford, and Houston.

The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to design and support programs that help migrant students overcome the challenges of mobility, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, and other difficulties associated with a migratory lifestyle. These efforts are aimed at helping migrant students succeed in school and successfully transition to postsecondary education and/or employment.  

USDE Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance (outside source)

Migrant Education Policy Guidance

Texas Migrant State Parent Advisory Council


The following links are resources related to service delivery, needs assessment, and other state migrant projects:

Statewide Service Delivery Plan, April 2019

Statewide Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Report  

Texas Migrant Education Brochures  

Contact Information

For Title I, Part C related questions or for additional program information, please contact the Federal Program Compliance Division at Migrant.Ed@tea.texas.gov.