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TechTeach Across Texas One Year Fast-Track Program
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TechTeach Across Texas One Year Fast-Track Program is a clinically intensive, competency-based program aimed at improving K-12 student achievement, strengthening new teachers’ instructional skill upon entry into their careers, and fostering within them the qualities important for helping them remain and thrive in the teaching profession. Qualified and motivated teacher candidates complete their degree, earn their certification and start teaching in one calendar year (12 months) after earning an AAT from a community college.

  • College or University
  • Lubbock, TX
TechTeach Across Texas One Year Fast-Track Program
Bachelor’s & certification
TechTeach Across Texas One Year Fast-Track Program
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Bachelor’s & certification
TechTeach Across Texas One Year Fast-Track Program
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
  • Jun. 15, 2021
    Application Deadline
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Program Info

The teacher is the single most important school factor affecting student learning, and Texas Tech University is focused on preparing the demonstrably best teachers in Texas. This innovative online program is driven by a new vision for teacher preparation in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. TechTeach’s award-winning program is clinically intensive, competency based, and district imbedded. It is unlike any other program in Texas, with a clear focus on ensuring you are ready on day one for successful teaching and equipped for a lifetime in the profession. Qualified and motivated teacher candidates complete their degree, earn their certification, and start teaching in one calendar year (12 months) after earning an AAT from a community college.

  • Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
  • Jun. 15, 2021
    Application Deadline
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Tuition & Fees
$16,700
In State Tuition
$37,700
Out of State Tuition
$75
Application Fee
Cost Offsets
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Scholarships & Aid

The financial aid and scholarships available for TechTeach Across Texas applicants is extensive. A significant number of our students are able to complete their program at no personal cost.

Certifications
Certifications
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Bilingual Education / Spanish Supplemental
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
English as a Second Language Supplemental
Mathematics (4-8)
Special Education Supplemental

Applicant Info

TechTeach Across Texas is looking for hard-working students who will become even harder-working, dedicated teachers. TechTeach seeks candidates who are willing to work hard to realize their dream of becoming an educator and who have completed an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) from a local community college. TechTeach’s partnerships with school districts in the DFW area allow teacher candidates to complete the whole program, including student teaching, in the community while taking upper-division coursework online through Texas Tech University and finish the program in one year.

Approximately 90% of students receive some form of financial aid. The average cost of attendance is $18,000 and the average starting salary for a teacher in the DFW Metroplex is $53,000 annually. Additional signing bonuses and certification stipends can increase starting salary to $60,000. Apply by December 1st of each year to be considered for all possible scholarship opportunities.

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    Through TechTeach, you’ll experience and contribute to an entire school year including setting up procedures, launching the school year, using formative assessment to help students learn more, managing the testing season, and finishing strong at the end of the year. Coursework is online with the exception of one face-to-face class taught by your local Site Coordinator. Most of your assignments are completed in the classroom. All candidates use an iPad to capture, share and reflect on their instructional skills because our focus is on learning to teach – not listening to others talk about teaching. In the DFW area, TechTeach is partnered with four school districts (Dallas ISD, Grand Prairie ISD and Fort Worth ISD) and two community college districts (Dallas County and Tarrant County).

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    TechTeach’s aim is to prepare new teachers from the community and in the community specifically for the community, ensuring that all graduates are well-matched with the student population. Currently, TechTeach prepares new teachers for Elementary certification in the highest-need areas (Bilingual, ESL and Special Ed concentrations) and Middle School teaching (Math 4-8 in Fort Worth ISD).

  • Mentoring & Coaching

    TechTeach teacher candidates follow the school district calendar and work with three experienced, intentionally selected mentor teachers for the entire year while being supported by a Texas Tech University Site Coordinator. The local Site Coordinator coaches, supports, and evaluates you in the local schools. The Site Coordinator also works closely with each school district securing employment for all graduates within the district where the graduates worked. At the beginning of the program, teacher candidates sign a two-year Statement of Intent whereby upon graduation they will work for the school district where they completed their training.

  • Commitment to Improvement

    TechTeach faculty and support networks will engage you in activities that are aimed at developing professionalism and superior instructional competency. Reformed coursework will focus on helping you learn and apply the skills necessary for fostering student achievement. Clinical experiences, including extended placements throughout the program and a full year of student teaching, will focus on supporting you in your growth and transition into your career. Using video-capture technology, you will receive unprecedented feedback about your instructional competency; and through the use of a co-teaching model, gain experience that will find you, upon graduation, with the qualifications and skills equal or above that of a 2nd-year teacher. Combined, the elements of this reform will ensure that you are among the most effective new teachers in the State of Texas.

Stats
62
Total Enrollment
2.75
Entry GPA Min Undergrad Eligibility
217
Program Completers
95.70%
Acceptance Rate
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 11%
  • 89%
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