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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.

SBOE instructs SBEC to do a better job pursuing a Texas-specific pedagogy test

Apr 16, 2024

At its April meeting, the State Board of Education narrowly voted to let SBEC’s edTPA rule go forward but with pointed instructions to SBEC that…

SBEC moves edTPA forward again, but as an option to PPR exam

Feb 22, 2024

TEA staff reported to SBEC at its February 2024 meeting that its first attempt at identifying an entity to develop a Texas-specific performance…

Additional certification exam may be required for special education teachers

Dec 8, 2023

TCTA testified against a proposal being considered by SBEC to require some special education teachers to take an additional content certification…

TEA publishes new certification assignment flexibility chart

Aug 24, 2023

TEA is giving school districts more flexibility to address some of the most common certification assignment challenges and scenarios.

TCTA testifies against controversial certification exam again

Dec 13, 2022

SBEC took action at its Dec. 9 meeting to direct TEA staff to pursue implementing performance assessments, including a yet-to-be-developed Texas…

TCTA founding member of new coalition focused on improving educator preparation

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…

TCTA testifies on best practices for professional development, virtual support for teachers

Jul 28, 2022

TCTA was invited to testify before the Texas Commission on Virtual Education on the topics of educator preparation, professional development and…

SBOE rejects controversial new teacher certification exam

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…

SBEC approves controversial performance assessment certification exam

Apr 28, 2022

During its April 29 meeting, SBEC approved edTPA, a new performance assessment for teacher candidates.