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Welcome to Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. The department works closely with the College of Education and College of Mass Communications to offer a valuable degree program.

In addition to receiving a quality education, departmental students are part of a family-like atmosphere and attend many classes together at the university. Faculty members in the department use a student-centered approach to show students how to successfully function in today's fast-paced, technologically advanced job market. Teachers in the department know their students and are available to help students with class projects, advising and job applications. Support like this helps make the transition to campus life at Texas Tech an easy one.

Upcoming Events

July 7 Summer II Begins

July 13-16 ALE Annual Conference

July 14-18 Texas State FFA Convention

July 26-30 Agricultural Media Summitt

July 28- August 2 VATAT Annual Conference

August 7-8 Summer II Final Exams


  • Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) Exam study materials have been developed especially for ACOM students. Download Guidebook and Practice Exam with answers.
  • Beginning Fall 2011, students in the department are required to have a personal laptop computer. 

In the Spotlight

The chairman of Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications has been selected for a top leadership post with the American Association for Agricultural Education. Steve Fraze will serve as organization’s president-elect this year and will be installed as president next May at the group’s national meeting in San Antonio.

During June more than 35 high school instructors from across the nation will be on the Texas Tech campus for a special agricultural science education course to provide a high-level educational experience to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources subject matter.

Michael Kanyi, a doctoral student from Kenya, is among the first inaugural recipients of the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program in the Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is launching a mobile app version for the spring 2014 issue of The Agriculturist, its student-led magazine.

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication has been selected as one of six institutions from across the nation to receive new funding to increase agriscience-teacher welding abilities.