Program Overview

Texas Tech University’s College of Education Teacher Education Program in Early-Childhood to 6th Grade (EC-6) elementary certification consists of 129-132 credit hours of undergraduate courses with a specialization in Bilingual Education or English as a Second Language (ESL). 

The Bilingual Education speicalization within the B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies is designed to prepare those who wish to be certified as an elementary generalist and as a bilingual generalist teacher. The specialization includes coursework in Spanish and certification requires passing the Texas Oral Proficiency Test in Spanish as well as TExES exams. Students will complete four semesters of professional education work that includes field experiences in elementary and in bilingual settings in area schools. 

Students wishing to become certified as an elementary generalist with additional certification in English as a second language (ESL) will seek a B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies with a specialization in ESL. Students will complete four semesters of professional education work with field experience in elementary and ESL classrooms.

Students will earn 66 credit hours at the community college level before entrance into the Teacher Education Program to complete the remaining 57-66 credit hours of coursework and student teaching requirements. Although most upper-pision coursework is completed online, students are required to attend some face-to-face meetings in the Dallas area, so only applicants who reside in or near the Dallas area will be considered for the program. Some courses may require sessions delivered via Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) and field-experience activities. 

Texas Tech has a lower-pision articulation agreement with Dallas County Community College District, but credits and courses from other institutions will be considered for transfer during the admissions process. Students will need to have successfully completed most of the general course requirements at a community college before applying to Texas Tech University. Only courses with a grade of C or better will be accepted by Texas Tech University for the B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies. A GPA of 2.7 is required for admission to the teacher education program.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Restrictions

    Although most upper-division coursework is completed online, students are required to attend some face-to-face meetings in the Dallas area, so only applicants who reside in or near the Dallas area will be considered for the program.

    School Overview

    Texas Tech University is a public, 4-year institution located in Lubbock, Texas. The school was founded in 1923 and today is the leading institution of the Texas Tech University System. TTU is the only university in the state of Texas to house an undergraduate institution, law school, and medical school all in the same location.

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