Texas Tech University

Want to Teach in Texas?

From here, it's possible!

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The College of Education at Texas Tech University has created an innovative teacher preparation program that meets the unique needs of all our students. In collaboration with school districts and community college partners across Texas, TechTeach, our clinically intensive, competency-based program, is preparing educators who are ready to impact students on their first day in the classroom.

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Why Choose TechTeach?

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Choose your own path

With both traditional and fast-track models at locations across the state, wherever your teacher preparation experience takes place, you will follow the same model, study the same curriculum, and have the same supportive structure to ensure your success.

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Get Hired!

Due to the quality of our program, TechTeach graduates are in high demand! Many of our partner districts will only consider graduates of TechTeach when the time comes to hire new educators. Most graduates of our program are offered positions in the district where they did their student teaching!

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High Tech

TechTeach utilizes state of the art technology allowing candidates to record and review their own instruction for evaluation and improvement.

Ready to get started?

Our team of advisors are here to help you every step of the way!

College of Education advisors are available 8–noon and 1–5, Monday through Friday.

Email your advisor for information or set up an appointment online through Raider Success Hub.

Get in Touch with our Advising Team!

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TechTeach Is...

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“One of the top teacher preparation programs in the nation.”

Our TechTeach program has earned top marks from the National Council on Teacher Quality, placing it in the top 35 programs in the nation. 

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Hands on, in-classroom experience – Our candidates begin student teaching a full semester earlier than other programs.

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Whether on the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock or one of many sites across the state, you will have the support of a Texas Tech faculty site coordinator embedded in the community with you. You will also teach alongside an experienced, hand-picked mentor teacher committed to the professional growth of their teacher candidate.

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Military & Veterans Programs

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Texas Tech University supports military personnel and veterans and their families in achieving academic, personal, and professional success through its Military & Veterans Programs (MVP).

MVP can help you with your Veterans Educational Benefits (Hazlewood Act), scholarships, the transition to campus life, and other aspects of your journey to graduation.

Learn more about Texas Tech's Military & Veterans Programs