Texas Tech University

Work Sector: Education

Teach lessons that last a lifetime. Education is the Peace Corp's largest program area. Volunteers play an important role in creating links among schools, parents, and communities by working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools as math, science, conversational English, and resource teachers or as early grade reading and literacy teacher trainers. Volunteers also develop libraries and technology resource centers.

If you choose Education, take 3 courses from one of the following areas:

AGED 2300. Introduction to Agricultural Education (3)

History and principles of vocational education, community assessment of agricultural programs planning, and development of agricultural youth organization. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

ECCI 2301. The Education Effect: Why American K-12 Education Really Matters (3)

Considers costs and benefits of American education and exposes students to issues in education at a deeper level by tutoring in public schools. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

EDEL 4360. Teaching Social Studies (3)

Design and organization of content, materials, and instructional strategies for social studies programs in elementary schools. Field-based course.

EDEL 4370. Teaching Mathematics (3)

Application of content, materials, and instructional strategies in teaching elementary school mathematics. Field-based course.

EDEL 4375. Teaching Science (3)

Methodology of teaching appropriate science learning experiences to elementary school children. Field-based course.

EDML 3361. Teaching Social Studies at the Middle Level (3)

Social studies curriculum principles and development, organization of materials, instructional techniques, and evaluation process unique to middle level social studies. Field experience required.

EDML 3370. Teaching Mathematics at the Middle Level (3)

Emphasizes the content, learning and instruction, assessment, and professional development in teaching middle-school mathematics. Field experience required.

EDML 3375. Teaching Science at the Middle Level I (3)

A field-based course emphasizing teaching methods and techniques, lesson organization, assessment, and classroom management. Field experience required.

HDFS 3360. Family Life Education and Ethics (3)

Prerequisite: 2.5 TTU GPA. A problem-based approach to community family life education, with particular emphasis on teaching methodologies and professional ethics. F, S.

SOC 3336. Sociology of Education (3)

Examines the education system over time as well as the impacts of education on income, racial equality, and stratification in American society.

And build 50 hours of related field experience through an activity such as:

  • Teaching in one of these or a similar form: in a classroom, with a community outreach organization, or in a formal tutoring capacity. The subject of the teaching may be English as a Foreign/Second Language, special education, drama, health education or a STEM subject.
  • Examples of volunteer opportunities for students at Texas Tech include:
    • Students may volunteer to tutor with low-income students at schools such as the Rise Academy at the Lubbock Independent School District.
    • Students may volunteer to provide tutoring for at-risk students through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lubbock.
    • Students may volunteer with the East Lubbock Promise neighborhood project that provides activities and tutoring for low income children in the arts.

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