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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.

TCTA urges board to reduce teacher CPE mandates

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.

Federal Every Student Succeeds Act Title I, Part A Paraprofessional Requirements

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…

New requirement for elementary certification starts Jan. 1

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…

Abbott appoints TCTA member to SBEC board

May 14, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott recently appointed TCTA member Jean Streepey to the State Board for Educator Certification.

Interested in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher?

Feb 11, 2020

National Board Certified Teachers will automatically earn a “Recognized” designation for purposes of the new teacher incentive allotment created in…

New law limits certification exam attempts

Sep 17, 2015

A new law that went into effect Sept. 1, 2015, limits the number of times that an educator can retake a certification exam to four, unless waived by…