Texas Tech University

TechTeach named Vetted Teacher Residency Program

Robert Stein

July 16, 2021

A teacher candidate working with students in a classroom

Texas Education Agency (TEA) gave Texas Tech University's educator preparation program, TechTeach, the distinction of Vetted Teacher Residency Program. TechTeach was one of 15 programs named to the 2021-22 approved list.

Programs are selected for offering high-quality teacher residency programs where a teacher candidate is paired with an experienced, highly effective mentor teacher for a full year of clinical training in a K-12 classroom. Residencies take place at the undergraduate and post-baccalaureate level. In some cases, residents receive a stipend during the year-long residency.  

As a result of this distinction, partner school districts can support paid residencies using ESSER funds, specifically the Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS), for the next three school years.