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Curriculum Division

 

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

The division is responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in the foundation curriculum (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) and the enrichment curriculum (career and technical education, fine arts, health education, languages other than English, physical education, and technology applications). The Curriculum Division also administers or provides state-level leadership for the following:

  • Bilingual Education
  • English as a second language for English language learners
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Gifted/Talented Education
  • Migrant Education
  • Texas AP/IB Incentives Programs
  • Dual Credit
  • Early College High Schools
  • Texas Literacy Initiative
  • Texas Virtual School Network


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Required Curriculum 

School districts and charter school must provide instruction on the essential knowledge and skills of the appropriate grade levels in the foundation curriculum and enrichment curriculum.

Foundation Curriculum

English Language Arts and Reading
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies

Enrichment Curriculum

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

Curriculum Programs

The Curriculum Division administers the following curriculum programs:

Texas AP/IB Incentives Programs
AP/IB Teacher Training Reimbursement
Bilingual/ESL Education
Early College High Schools (ECHS)
Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education
School Health
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

The Curriculum Division provides guidance related to the following curriculum-related topics:
 
Academic Innovation and Mentoring (AIM)
Academic Achievement Record
Credit by Examination
Character Education
Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 203KB)
Graduation Requirements
High School Diplomas for Certain Veterans 
Innovative Courses
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Chapter
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Subject Area Reviews

Curriculum Newsletters

See the following links for curriculum information:

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
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

 

Page last modified on 10/27/2014 10:32:52 AM.