TCTA follows and compiles the latest news impacting teachers and other classroom personnel. We actively monitor and bring you the latest information from the Texas Education Agency, the State Board of Education, the State Board for Educator Certification, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the U.S. Department of Education. We also include summaries of the latest news in the TCTA eUpdate newsletter.
Oct 6, 2022
The mission of the Texas Coalition for Educator Preparation is to advance and raise the profile of the education profession by supporting the…
Oct 6, 2022
Jul 28, 2022
TCTA was invited to testify before the Texas Commission on Virtual Education on the topics of educator preparation, professional development and…
Jun 17, 2022
After a 5-hour public hearing and a subsequent committee meeting and vote, the State Board of Education unanimously rejected edTPA as the new teacher…
Apr 28, 2022
During its April 29 meeting, SBEC approved edTPA, a new performance assessment for teacher candidates.
Feb 3, 2022
Jan 7, 2022
Oct 1, 2021
TCTA urged SBEC to reduce teacher CPE mandates during testimony at the board's October meeting to discuss options for implementing SB 1267.
Jan 27, 2021
TEA released a Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements One-Pager (1/25/21), setting out the requirements that the Elementary and Secondary…
Oct 8, 2020
TEA is reminding those seeking elementary-level certificates that after Dec. 31, 2020, candidates must also pass the Science of Teaching Reading exam…