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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“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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As a member of the Texas Tech community, you will enjoy the fun and friendly environment of our campus and community along with the support of our faculty site coordinators and an experienced, hand-picked mentor teacher committed to your growth.

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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.

Need more info before applying?

Start Your Application Today

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Schedule a Campus Tour

Visit the beautiful Texas Tech University campus and get a feel for life as a Red Raider!

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More Opportunities with TechTeach

Future Teachers Learning Community

On the Texas Tech campus, a Learning Community houses a group of students on one or more floors of a residence hall with an academic unit focus such as health sciences, architecture, fine arts or a common interest such as first year experience. All share a common goal of creating an educational environment that brings educators and students together to enhance student learning.

The College of Education supports the Future Teachers Learning Community located on the second and third floors of the Hulen dormitory. The Future Teachers Learning Community is open to all students who are interested in pursuing teacher certification.

Register for housing online at University Student Housing.

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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