Ways to Give
Thank you for wanting to support the College of Education. We are producing the best and most prepared teachers and administrators that school districts and employers seek out. Our faculty members are conducting research and work to see how we can better how we teach, what we teach and what is the best way to lead education institutions. Thank you for believing in us and supporting us.
You can give online through the TTU Office of Advancement, which allows you to search for a specific fund of your choosing. If there is not a specific fund you would like to give to, please consider supporting the Dean's Fund for Excellence.
If you would like to make a gift by using a check, please make your check out to “Texas Tech Foundation." If you would like to support a specific fund, please note that in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to the following address:
Texas Tech University
College of Education
Attn: Kallie Covington, Ph.D.
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Where You Can Make an Impact
State resources do not fully support the needs of the College of Education. In fact, Texas Tech University receives less than 20% of its operating budget from the State of Texas.
Gifts to this fund provide unrestricted support for the College of Education and help strengthen areas where money is limited. Gifts to this fund this past year were used to cover the State Content Exam fees for all Juniors so they could begin their observation hours, and it totaled $40,000! Thank you to our donors who helped us in this effort to best serve our students as they prepare to enter the classroom.
Gifts to the Dean's Scholarship Fund are distributed annually to College of Education students. Scholarships are generally $1,000-$2,000, and help students as they further themselves and chase their dreams.
Many of our students are the first in their family to go to college, are paying their own way or should be rewarded for their academic achievements. Whatever it is, this scholarship allows us to help students and take some of the pressure of paying for school off their shoulders.
The College of Education and school districts work together to make sure we are producing the best teachers that we can. In 2020, we awarded 359 undergraduate degrees, and 334 accepted teaching positions. We have a 93% employment rating among our teacher candidates, and we often hear from school districts that they want to hire OUR graduates.
We are always looking at how we can better our undergraduate program in terms of curriculum, resources available and research opportunities. Join us on this journey so we can continue to do this work.
The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is on the leading edge of how to diagnose and serve those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and does so for all regardless of the level of support they need. We work with families as well to make sure they are heard and know what services are available for their child.
College of Education students also work in the Center and see firsthand how to better
understand and work with those with ASD. One of our graduate students is looking into
how different aspects of a room (such as wall color) can impact those with ASD. Another
one of our students serves as our bi-lingual contact and works with our Spanish speaking
families in their native language. She teaches them parenting skills for adults with
disabilities and conducts diagnostic evaluations.
Our mission is to increase the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families by providing services, preparing educators, and sharing the successes of both through the publication of our work and findings. We would love you to join us in this mission.
The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education for Sensory Disabilities
carries on Virginia Murray Sowell's work. Her passion was to prepare specialists in
visual impairment, orientation and mobility, and deafblindness. We continue her work
through research projects and training the next generation of educators who want to
work with those who have sensory disabilities.
Today, we have students across the country who are likely working full time and in our program. They are leaders in sensory disabilities, and we provide training to allow them to further their careers.
I would love to connect with you on how you would like to be connected to the College of Education and Texas Tech University. Whether through your time, talent or treasure, we can work together and fulfil our mission of providing excellent teacher and professional preparation to meet the challenges of today and of the future.
Kallie Covington, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Development