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Texas Tech University Earns National Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs 

AAQEP logoThe Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) has awarded 5-year initial accreditation status to the TechTeach education program at Texas Tech University.

After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, the AAQEP Accreditation Commission issued the decision at its February 20, 2023 meeting along with the following rationale:

The Commission evaluated the program's evidence for each AAQEP standard and determined that all four standards are met. The program prepares candidates to work effectively as professional educators who can adapt to different contexts and continue to grow professionally. Texas Tech University maintains program quality through thorough and ongoing analysis of evidence of its own effectiveness and by making revisions to the program and curriculum in order to better prepare its candidates. It engages with stakeholders and partners to strengthen the P-20 education system through its widespread partnerships.

“Congratulations to Texas Tech University and to all of the faculty, staff, and stakeholders who have achieved their goal of national accreditation by AAQEP,” said AAQEP President and CEO Mark LaCelle-Peterson. “The programs provide excellent preparation for educators and use evidence continuously to inform and improve their practices.”

National accreditation assures the quality of professional preparation programs through a nongovernmental, nonregulatory process of self-study and peer review. This standards-based and evidence-based process serves two broad aims: accountability and continuous improvement. The AAQEP model is also designed to honor local context and foster innovation and collaboration among institutions. AAQEP currently has members in 38 states and other jurisdictions with over 190 educator preparation providers participating in the accreditation system.


Founded in 2017, AAQEP is a membership association and quality assurance agency that provides accreditation services and formative support to all types of educator preparation providers. The organization promotes excellent, effective, and innovative educator preparation that is committed to evidence-based improvement in a collaborative professional environment. AAQEP is nationally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Visit aaqep.org for more information.

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