Teachers

    Texas public schools employ more than 320,000 teachers plus about 70,000 additional professional staff members such as principals, central office administrators and others. The Texas Education Agency provides a wide array of services that help educators do their jobs. Those functions include accrediting educator certification programs, issuing teaching certificates, distributing curriculum standards and textbooks and providing standardized student tests. This web portal attempts to bring together information educators need to function effectively and efficiently as they work with the state’s 4.7 million students.

    Announcements

    October 21, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: Districts and charters reminded of state's fingerprinting requirements

     As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency today reminded districts and charters of the state’s fingerprinting requirements aimed at assuring the safety of all students, teachers and staff in public schools. In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees. 

    October 07, 2014

    October Texas Education Today Newsletter Posted

    Learn about the number one educational endowment in the country, a 3-year high school graduation plan and a debate over entrance requirements for educator preparation programs in the October issue of Texas Education Today.

    September 30, 2014

    25 Texas schools receive 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

     Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.

    September 23, 2014

    TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

    Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.