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.
May 16, 2013
Principals have until June 15 to complete a survey that measures the performance of beginning teachers and educator preparation programs’ effectiveness in preparing those teachers to succeed in the classroom. A 2009 law requires principals to respond to the survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete per teacher.
May 14, 2013
A new online tool is available to assist Texas teachers integrate technology into the classroom to help accommodate students with dyslexia.
May 09, 2013
The May Texas Education Today newsletter features stories about efforts to increase the number of math and science courses available to high school students; information about the 2013 accountability system, and the new Fine Arts curriculum standards.
April 05, 2013
Step-by-step instructions are available to help educators gain access to the secure TEA Login (TEAL) environment and the Educator Certification Online System (ECOS).