Texas Tech University

Graduate Programs

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The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a wide variety of master's, doctoral and certificate programs that cover the spectrum of educational disciplines. When Dean Jesse Perez-Mendez joined the College in late 2019, he felt that the size and diversity of graduate programs called for a reorganization of the College's structure. A lengthy reorganization process was undertaken that involved all College stakeholders that has resulted in three distinctive graduate departments, each with its own mission, vision, leadership, and unique culture.

Graduate Degree Search

Master's Degrees

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Counseling

Department of Special Education

Certificates & Certifications

The College of Education offers two types of non-degree programs: professional certification, necessary to be licensed and/or practice at an advanced level in your chosen career and Graduate Certificates, which provide an additional credential in your field of study but do not necessarily lead to licensure. Graduate Certificates can also be used as an introduction into your chosen master's degree program.

Educator Preparation

In addition to its undergraduate teacher preparation program, TechTeach, the College of Education offers a number of graduate Educator Preparation Programs related to Advanced Certifications, Principal/Superintendent Certification, and Out of Country Credential Review.

Graduate Departments

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Advanced degrees in Curriculum and Instruction prepare curriculum leaders, researchers, and professors with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to analyze, construct, and evaluate curricula in ways that create optimal learning conditions for all learners.

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Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling

Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling is a diverse group of academic programs that equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. 

Learn more about the Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling

Department of Special Education

The Department of Special Education prepares special education leaders who ensure individuals with disabilities and their families are provided equal access to services and education.

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Need help choosing a graduate program, or have questions for our staff? Contact our graduate support staff.

Military & Veterans Programs

Information about credit for military can be found on the Military & Veterans Programs website.