This page provides information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc. We welcome any
suggestions you may have that will improve this page for individuals working to
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The Division of Curriculum social studies team
provides direction and leadership to the social
studies program, Kindergarten through grade 12.
The social studies team does the following:
- Assists districts statewide
with implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for
- Collaborates with the Division of Student Assessment in the
development of state social studies assessments
- Assists the Instructional
Materials and Educational Technology Division (IMET) in overseeing the textbook
adoption process for grades K-12 social studies instructional materials
state certifications related to Social Studies with the State Board for
Educator Certification (SBEC)
The social studies team provides on-going
communication with the field about current issues pertaining to the social
studies curriculum and policy interpretations related to graduation
requirements in 19 TAC Chapter 74.
professional development courses on the social studies TEKS are currently
available online through Project Share. For details on available courses and
information on how to access them, contact your ESC or visit http://projectsharetexas.org (outside source).
The following resources provide more information to support educators:
Personal Financial Literacy List of Approved Materials
TEKS for Economics (TAC Chapter 118)
Information on Personal Financial Literacy
Julie Brelsford, Statewide Social Studies Coordinator
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401