Texas Tech to Recognize Early College High School and Dual Credit Students

The program, which started this year, is a partnership between Texas Tech University and Lubbock Independent School District.

WHAT: Texas Tech University and Lubbock Independent School District are hosting a luncheon to recognize the inaugural Early College High School cohort and continuing dual credit students. Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec, College of Education Dean Scott Ridley and Estacado Early College High School Principal Angelica Wilbanks will speak at the event, which recognizes the scholarship recipients.

Estacado Early College High School, which is funded in part through the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood and Texas Tech, will allow high school students to earn dual credit hours that count toward high school and college degrees. Students who enter the program their first year of high school will graduate in four years with up to 60 hours of college credit. The program began this semester.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 14)

WHERE: Room 001, College of Education building, 18th Street and Detroit Avenue

TEXAS TECH CONTACT: Lauren Brownell, director of communications and public relations, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5188 or lauren.brownell@ttu.edu;

LISD CONTACT: Erin Gregg, communications coordinator, Lubbock Independent School District,
(806) 219-0014 or egregg47@lubbockisd.org


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College of Education

The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a full range of programs, including 9 doctoral degrees, 10 master's degrees, two bachelor's degrees and numerous specializations which can lead to careers in public or private education as teachers, professors, administrators, counselors and diagnosticians.

Programs in the college are housed in three departments.

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction offers advanced degrees that prepare leaders, researchers, and professors with the knowledge, skills, and practical application experience needed to analyze, construct, and evaluate curricula in ways that create optimal learning conditions for all learners. Language and literacy, bilingual education and STEM education are just a few of the specializations offered by C&I.

The Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership consists of a diverse group of academic programs that equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of learning, motivation, development, and educational foundations. The disciplines of counseling and school psychology are housed within the EP&L department as are programs to prepare future college administrators, primary and secondary school and district leaders, as well as practical and academic educational psychologists.

The Department of Teacher Education focuses solely on teacher preparation, ensuring that teacher candidates are ready for the classroom on day one. The Teacher Education Department is home to TechTeach, an innovative teacher preparation program that puts teacher candidates into public school classrooms for a full year and requires that students pass teacher certification tests prior to entering the classroom. Various paths to teaching careers, including fast-track distance programs statewide and alternative certification options, are also housed in this department.

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