College of Education Coronavirus Updates
Last updated March 25, 2020 | 1:02 p.m.
Effective March 19, Texas Tech is not requiring teacher candidates to return to field placements for the rest of the semester - Please check your TTU email for additional details
All Texas Tech classes canceled through March 27. All classes will resume online for the remainder of the semester starting March 30.
On this page you will find updates and communications specific to the Texas Tech University College of Education. For university-wide updates, visit https://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/emergency/coronavirus/
The college is closely monitoring the situation, and there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus among any faculty, staff or students.
For all concerns and matters relating to the College of Education's response to COVID-19, please contact Bret Hendricks, associate dean for academic affairs at 806-834-1744 or email@example.com.
- For faculty who might need help with online course delivery, the Center for Innovation in E-Learning (CIEL) can assist. Contact CIEL at 806-742-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The college's Technology Support Services team is also available to provide support and can be contacted at email@example.com or 806-742-1319
- For faculty and staff, additional university resources for transitioning to online course delivery and preparing to work remotely can be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/infotech/learning-teaching-working-remotely/ and https://www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning/remote/
- Certification exams for teacher and principal candidates may be canceled or have new submission deadlines. Teacher candidates should visit http://www.tx.nesinc.com/ for the latest updates. Principal candidates taking the PASL can find information at https://www.ets.org/ppa/test-takers/school-leaders/register/dates-deadlines/
- Texas Tech community members in Lubbock who find themselves in need of food or toiletries can take advantage of Raider Red's Food Pantry
- Update from Dean Mendez about Phase IV: March 25, 2020
- Update from Dean Mendez about teacher candidate field placements: March 19, 2020
- Update from Dean Mendez about remote work preparation: March 16, 2020
- Update about dissertation defenses: March 13, 2020
- Update regarding the Burkhart Center: March 12, 2020
- Update from Dean Mendez to faculty, staff: March 12, 2020
- Update for faculty teaching field-based classes: March 12, 2020
- Update for current and prospective teacher candidates: March 12, 2020
- Update regarding IT: March 11, 2020
If you experience symptoms of respiratory illness, seek care from the local health department or our personal health care provider.
- Avoid nonessential travel to countries/regions with travel advisories/restrictions.
- Do not travel if you are sick, stay home.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into the elbow or sleeve – not the hands.
- Fist bump instead of shaking hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Don't eat, drink, or smoke after others.
- When using a tissue, throw it in the trash immediately after use.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid direct contact with animals (dead or alive).
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces