Texas Tech offers deeper Early Childhood knowledge than you will get in most bachelor's
degree programs. In addition to practicing the most effective Early Childhood teaching
techniques, you will study the mental and emotional development patterns that affect
Choose Texas Tech's early childhood bachelor's degree if you want to:
Work directly with children on campus. Texas Tech operates two of the region's most advanced early childhood education centers.
These learning laboratories provide you with the opportunity to get hands-on experience
in early childhood education, while observing and learning from experienced Early
Get one-on-one attention from faculty. You will enjoy strong mentoring from our instructors, benefiting from their years
of experience as early childhood educators. Our Early Childhood bachelor's degree
program features small class sizes, so you will get plenty of face time with faculty.
Gain work experience in a professional setting. The early childhood education program includes more than 100 hours of internship
experience. You will work at an early childhood center in or near Lubbock, acquiring
hands-on experience to strengthen your resume.
Develop an Early Childhood specialty. At Texas Tech you can focus on a specialized form of early childhood education to
work with distinct populations. For instance, an English as a Second Language focus
can qualify you to work with children of immigrants, while the special education concentration
prepares you to teach young children with disabilities.
Spend a Full Year as a Student Teacher While You Earn an Early Childhood Degree
As part of your Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, you will spend two
full semesters as a student teacher.
School districts throughout the state welcome Texas Tech student teachers. Our program
has a widespread reputation for excellence, and our student teachers perform at a
high level. We have well-established connections throughout the profession, and our
graduates are now employed in districts all across Texas. Our students land student
teaching assignments in desirable school districts.
Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation and Teacher Certification Requirements