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Curriculum Division


The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit.

The division is responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation curriculum (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) and the enrichment curriculum (CTE, fine arts, health education, languages other than English, physical education, and technology applications). The Curriculum Division also provides state level program leadership in the areas of bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL) for English language learners;  Career and Technical Education, Gifted/Talented education, migrant education, and variety of other programs including the AP/IB Incentives, Dual Credit, Early College High Schools, Health and Safety, and the Texas Virtual School Network.

Navigate through our webpages using the Curriculum A–Z Index

Staff Directory

Foundation Curriculum

English Language Arts and Reading
Social Studies

Enrichment Curriculum

Career and Technical Education
Fine Arts
Health Education
Languages other than English (LOTE)
Physical Education (PE)
Technology Applications

Curriculum Programs

AP/IB Incentives 
AP/IB Teacher Training Reimbursement
Bilingual/ESL Education
Credit by Exam
Early College High Schools (ECHS)
Gifted/Talented Education
Health and Safety
School Guidance and Counseling
Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)
Title I Part C, Migrant Education Program (MEP)
Title III Part A, English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Related Links

Academic Innovation and Mentoring (AIM)
Academic Achievement Record
Character Education
Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 203KB)
Graduation Requirements
High School Diplomas for Certain Veterans 
Innovative Courses
Response to Intervention
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Texas-Spain Initiatives

Curriculum Newsletters

Issue 1 - Spring 2010 (PDF, 356KB)  
Issue 2 - Fall 2010 (PDF, 323KB) 
Issue 3 - Spring 2011 (PDF, 492KB) 
Issue 4 - Spring 2012 (PDF, 620KB) 
Issue 5 - Fall 2012 (PDF, 557KB) 
Issue 6 - Spring 2013 (PDF, 874KB) 
Issue 7 - Fall 2013 (PDF, 461KB)
Issue 8 - Spring 2014 (PDF, 454KB)

Curriculum Division
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581


Page last modified on 10/9/2014 04:02:21 PM.