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DFW - TechTeach Across Texas

TechTeach, the teacher education program at Texas Tech University, has designed a program to meet the unique needs of our students in the Dallas Metroplex who wish to remain in their home communities. TechTeach is a clinically intensive, competency based program designed to prepare teachers who will improve the academic achievement of K-12 students. It is among the first in the nation to combine intense, clinical experiences with opportunities to dramatically improve effective teaching behaviors in order to impact student learning.

New Grand Prairie Cohort

New Grand Praire Cohort

New teacher candidates will start working in classrooms in the first semester, work closely with mentors to improve the achievement of their students throughout the program, and receive support and specific feedback aimed at improving their teaching behaviors. Course work during the program is practical, and designed to prepare teacher candidates to provide teaching that impacts student learning.

School District and Community College Partners

Our current partnerships in the DFW Metroplex are:

  • Dallas ISD with Dallas County Community College District
  • DeSoto ISD with Dallas County Community College District
  • Fort Worth ISD with Tarrant County College
  • Grand Prairie ISD with Dallas County Community College District and Tarrant County College

Fast-Track Program

Our school district partnerships allow Teacher Candidates to complete their upper level course work and student teaching through Texas Tech University in one calendar year. The TechTeach fast-track program allows you to complete a Bachelor of Science degree and your teaching certification without leaving home. Although the courses are delivered online, you are required to (physically) be in the DFW area to work in designated clinical sites in our partner school districts during the student teaching practicum.

Teacher Candidates are able to choose from the following certification options:

  • Early Childhood – Grade 6: English as a Second Language
  • Early Childhood – Grade 6: Special Education
  • Early Childhood – Grade 6: Bilingual Education
Eastfield Commitment Day

Eastfield College Cohort

DeSoto TechTeach Cohort

DeSoto Cohort

Desorto_CoTeaching
DeSoto Co Teaching

Key features of TechTeach

There are four key features of TechTeach that set it apart from other programs, and (in combination) make this experience so powerful. All of these features are essential to our programs in Lubbock, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, West Texas, and in the Texas Hill Country:

  • Specific framework for developing effective teaching behaviors: TechTeach uses the TAP rubric to clearly define effective instructional behaviors, and provide concrete ways for teacher candidates to improve.
  • A higher quality, and greater frequency of clinical experience: TechTeach candidates begin working in classrooms in the first semester, have their courses at real school campuses, and begin student teaching one full semester earlier than other programs.
  • Digital recording to observe and improve instruction: TechTeach candidates use state of the art digital technology to capture and review their own instruction. Starting in the first semester, candidates use their own video footage for evaluation and improvement.
  • Co-teaching with an exceptional mentor teacher: TechTeach candidates work in partner districts alongside an experienced, handpicked mentor teacher committed to the professional growth of their teacher candidate. Co-teaching involves working together to plan, carry out, evaluate and adjust instruction in whole-group and small-group settings.
Exploring the legal and ethical issues of teaching during a professional development workshop
Exploring the legal and ethical issues of teaching during a professional development workshop

When you step into a classroom with your first teaching appointment, these features will help you be poised, successful, and fully prepared to impact student achievement on day one.

Requirements

  • Completed Associate of Arts in Teaching degree
  • Minimum of 2.75 GPA
  • 66 completed core curriculum transferable hours
  • Foreign language requirement (2 years from high school or 2 semesters of college level)

Elementary Online 2+1 Distance Program

Contact Us

For information on how to apply and more details about the TechTeach program offered in the Dallas area contact us today.

Zinab Muñoz, M.Ed.
Institutional Partnership Liason
2+1 Dallas TechTeach
Phone: 806-834-4147
zinab.munoz@ttu.edu

Anna Hatton
Recruiter
806-834-6951
techteach@ttu.edu

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