College of Education Receives Counselor Programs Accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs grants continuing full accreditation for three counselor education programs.

College of Education at Texas tech University

Accreditation is the process by which Texas Tech University and other education preparation programs are regularly reviewed and evaluated.

Texas Tech University’s College of Education has received continuing full accreditation for three graduate degree programs in counselor education by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The fully accredited programs include the community counseling master’s, school counseling master’s and counselor education and supervision doctoral degree.

“The College of Education is proud to receive accreditation by CACREP again for all our counselor education programs,” said Charles Ruch, interim dean of the college. “This recognition signals to prospective students that they will receive excellent training; and to the public, that our graduates meet the most rigorous of professional standards. Ours is one of a few programs holding this level of external evaluation and accreditation.”

CACREP is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master’s degree programs in:

  • career counseling
  • college counseling
  • community counseling
  • gerontological counseling
  • marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy
  • mental health counseling
  • school counseling
  • student affairs
  • doctoral degree programs
  • counselor education and supervision

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.


Read More

College of Education Expands Bilingual/ESL Certification Opportunities

College of Education Interim Dean Appointed