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Mitzi J. Ziegner

Ziegner, Mitzi J.
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Texas Tech University
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center
Box 42044
Lubbock, TX 79409-2044

University Profile

Program involvement
Early Care and Education Bachelor's Degree - Instructor


Mitzi J. Ziegner serves as Associate Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University, and as a faculty member in the TTU College of Human Sciences and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, where she develops and teaches both face to face and online courses. She holds a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade lifetime Texas teaching certification with reading and early childhood education endorsements. She is a former Texas public school teacher with both Head Start and primary classroom teaching experience, five years of which were concurrent with serving as a part-time instructor of courses in the Texas Tech University Colleges of Human Sciences and Education.

Since 2001 Mitzi Ziegner has served as an instructor in the Texas Tech College of Human Sciences teaching courses that include Child and Adolescent Guidance, Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Development during Childhood, Prenatal and Infant Development, Lifespan Human Development, Development from a Cross Cultural Perspective, Managing and Administering Early Childhood Programs, Preparing Environments for Teaching Young Children, and the Capstone Course for Early Childhood and Elementary Education. From 2017-2020 she served as Associate Chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Mitzi is the 2020 recipient of the Texas Tech President's Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2018 recipient of the College of Human Sciences Kathryn Burleson Faculty Service Award and the College of Human Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy and a past recipient of the YWCA Women of Excellence Award in Education and Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni New Achiever award.


M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Reading and Early Childhood, Wayland Baptist University, 1998
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, 1995