Texas Tech University

Future TechTeach Students

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Destination: Teacher Certification
We have the roadmap to your future

All courses taken in the Education or Multidisciplinary Science majors lead to a Bachelor's Degree and Teacher Certification.

  • Spend your first two years completing preparation courses.
  • Visit with an advisor to prepare your degree plan.
  • Major details and course information can be found in the TTU Catalog.
If you are a: You need to:
First time first-year student Complete the first-year application on the Undergraduate Admissions site.
Transfer student Complete the transfer application on the Undergraduate Admissions site.
Current College of Education student Select Education as your major.
Student with a different major interested in teacher certification Talk with your advisor to select the correct major.

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Current TTU students, contact your advisor through Raider Success Hub:

Raider Success Hub

Future students, feel free to email our Undergraduate Recruiter:

Ashlee Frazier

Ashlee Frazier
Undergraduate Recruiter

Teacher Certification Pathways

Texas Tech has three pathways to complete Teacher Certification:

TechTeach - Four-Year Program

TechTeach is a unique, clinically intensive, competency-based program designed to prepare effective teachers who will improve the academic achievement of K-12 students. It is among the first in the nation to combine intense clinical experiences with opportunities to dramatically improve effective teaching behaviors in order to impact student learning.

The four year program is fall start only.

What makes TechTeach unique?

  • Students are supported by a site coordinator who coaches and refines. Candidates graduate with skills of a 3rd or 4th year teacher.
  • Students use state-of-the-art technology to capture, evaluate, and improve teaching methods.
  • Students work alongside experienced mentor teachers, dedicated to the professional growth of their teacher candidate for a full year.

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TechTeach Across Texas - Fast Track Program

TechTeach Across Texas helps individuals who already have an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree become a premier certified teacher and obtain a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University in just one year.

  • Students take online courses and complete clinical experiences in your local community. At present we have district-based partnerships across the state of Texas and are always building new relationships with additional partners.
  • The fast track program is modeled after TechTeach standards; students receive one-on-one classroom coaching, intense clinical experiences, and rigorous academic preparation.

    Fast track is a summer start only program.

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RAIDER Teach - Alternative Certification Program

RAIDER Teach is a unique program providing a fast-track alternative pathway to teacher certification. RAIDER Teach is based on our award-winning TechTeach educator preparation program, RAIDER Teach is designed for persons who hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in a career as a classroom teacher.

RAIDER Teach is a summer start program.

  • Students will complete 12 hours of supported training and coursework in the summer.
  • Students will complete one year of intensive internship as teacher of record in partner districts.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply 18 hours from the RAIDER Teach program towards a Master's degree.

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