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Texas Tech University — College of Education

Program Type:
Master's International
College of Education
Degrees Awarded:
Curriculum and Instruction (MEd), Elementary Education (MEd), Secondary Education (MEd)
Admissions Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions
Admissions Cycle:
Three times a year
Program Start:
January, May, and August
Program Founded:
June, 2007


The benefits of combining a masters degree in Education from Texas Tech University with service in the Peace Corps are many. The main benefit is that a program of this caliber will produce exceptional students who have the skills to help developing countries that do not have the basic resources or enough people with training in areas which need to be developed. Further it will increase students competitiveness in their chosen field internationally. Students generally lack the work experience to gain employment internationally and the Peace Corps will give them excellent work experience. In such a competitive international job market, students must also have a masters degree in addition to the work experience. Combining the two will produce students who should be competitive in the international market.


MI students have the option of choosing from Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Curriculum and Instruction. The MI program is mainly being offered by the College of Education as a one-year 30 hour program. Students will participate in 12 hours during the regular semesters and then take 6 hours during the summer. This will allow students to complete their masters degree course work before leaving and it will give the Peace Corps fully trained individuals. Students will receive 6 hours of credit for their Peace Corps service upon completion of the two-year program. Students will have to return to Texas Tech University after their service to participate in the seminar course which will last two weeks. However, students have the option of completing 24 hours and then entering the Peace Corps and upon completion of the Peace Corps the student will return to Texas Tech to finish their course work.


  • Fill out the online application: Texas Common Application .
  • Fill out the Peace Corps Application
  • Pay your application fee: $50 for domestic students
  • Have required GRE test scores and official transcripts from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School
  • Program Application Portfolio, which includes a letter of application and aspirations, one or more examples of professional writing, resume or evidence of success as an educator, and three letters of professional reference to the Business Assistant for Curriculum & Instruction (Ed., Room 104)

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Elizabeth McDaniel

College of Education
Texas Tech University 601 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, Texas 79409

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