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Release Date: July 30, 2010ASU Logo

ASU, Texas Tech Colleges of Education Collaborate to Train Educators

School administrators and educators in the San Angelo area will have the opportunity to complete a Texas Tech University doctoral degree program without having to leave San Angelo.

Texas Tech’s College of Education and Angelo State University’s College of Education are working together to offer a doctor of education in educational leadership degree from Texas Tech completely on the ASU campus. Interested candidates are invited to an informational session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in Room 101 of the Carr Fine Arts Building on the ASU campus.

“This collaboration is an outstanding example of how the universities within our system work together to provide accessibility to higher education,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. “The Texas Tech University System is committed to ensuring every student and working professional has the opportunity to further their education, whether it is in a classroom, through online courses or distance learning.”

JoAnn Klinker, associate professor of educational leadership at Texas Tech and doctoral program coordinator, said this is a convenient way for principals and superintendents to continue their education without leaving the San Angelo area.

“Educators can use this degree to stay current on educational issues, learn what’s new in educational theory and practice, to seek employment in a position that requires this degree, or just for personal satisfaction. Some will use it to become college professors.” Klinker said. “We’re excited to offer the opportunity in the San Angelo area.”

Klinker is working closely with Charles Ruch, interim dean of Texas Tech’s College of Education, John Miazga, dean of the ASU College of Education, and Jim Summerlin, head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at ASU.

“We will provide the hosting duties in San Angelo,” Summerlin said. “Our first official act will be to hold the informational session in September. We want people to come learn about the program, and offer an opportunity to meet the Texas Tech faculty and ask questions.”

The program, which is slated to start in January 2011, will consist of a first cohort of 15 student professionals. The course structure is two classes each semester for almost three years followed by work on the dissertation. Participants must have experience in education administration to apply for the degree. Required courses will be offered in a combination of face-to-face, online and interactive television options. Applications and portfolios are due Oct. 15. The application is on the Texas Tech College of Education website.

For more information, contact Summerlin at 325-942-2647 or, or Klinker at

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