Educator Certification has created two step-by-step guides to walk educators through the TEAL and ECOS set up and log in process. If you have trouble setting up your account, you may contact your ESC representative .

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Austin, TX 78701-1494

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April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.

April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.

April 10, 2014

2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles now available on TEA website

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the 2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website. 

April 07, 2014

SBOE now accepting nominations for outstanding school volunteers

The State Board of Education is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Heroes for Children Award.This annual award recognizes public school volunteers who have been strong advocates for Texas schoolchildren.