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We are reinventing education in Mexico.

In 2013, we launched TEC21, an innovative educational model that adapts to the world we live in and the specific characteristics of digital natives: young people in the 21st Century. It is based on three major pillars:

Tec 21 Educational Model

The TEC21 model uses teaching techniques such as: collaborative learning, problem-based learning, project-oriented learning, case method, service-learning, and research-based learning.

Courses are given in four different types of classroom which promote a new educational experience: "Node" classrooms, with swivel chairs to promote collaborative work: "Verb" classrooms, with tables which become spaces for interactive work; "Mediascape Learning Lab" classrooms which promote real-time experimentation; and "ACE" classrooms, with multiple projection and collaborative tables. These four classrooms mean that groups actively participate in each one of the courses.

Here at the Tecnológico de Monterrey there is a focus on holistic education that includes co-curricular activities encompassing student leadership, cultural diffusion and physical education, all of which complement our students’ comprehensive development.

Course Structure

- The majority of our courses encompass 48 hours of face-to-face time in the classroom (3 hours a week during the semester and 10 hours a week during the summer session).
- The average class size is 30 students.
- Lecturers promote team projects, oral presentations and active student participation in their classes.
- Homework is assigned on a regular basis.
- In order to pass a class, 80% classroom attendance is required.
- A typical course has 2 mid-term exams and 1 final exam.