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

August 18, 2014

TEA releases 2014 STAAR tests

The Texas Education Agency released more than 40 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests for 2014. The tests and answer keys are now accessible on the agency's website.

August 12, 2014

August issue of Texas Education Today now available

The August issue of the Texas Education Today newsletter is now available online. It features stories about the state’s record-high graduation rate, a HB 5 graduation toolkit, the latest news from the State Board of Education and more.

August 12, 2014

Eight Texas teachers named finalists for 2014 presidential award in math and science

  Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that eight teachers from across Texas have been named finalists for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

August 11, 2014

TEA offers graduation toolkit to students, parents, school counselors

  Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission, has made available a graduation toolkit for students, parents and school counselors.