According to Federal Statute under ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), entities providing effective professional development for Texas educators who serve English learners shall offer professional development that is...
- designed to improve the instruction and assessment of English learners;
- designed to enhance the ability of such teachers, principals, and other school leaders to understand and implement curricula, assessment practices and measures, and instructional strategies for English learners;
- effective in increasing children’s English language proficiency or substantially increasing the subject matter knowledge, teaching knowledge, and teaching skills of such teachers; and
- of sucient intensity and duration to have a positive and lasting impact on the teachers’ performance in the classroom.
SEC. 3115. [20 U.S.C. 6825] SUBGRANTS TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES
This will be a collection of videos highlighting various strategies from teachers across Texas who work with English learners. Check back often to see new videos.
If you would like to submit a video, please fill out the form link (PDF) to find out next steps.
Professional Development Resources
For information on teacher certification requirements for bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs, see the scenario chains below:
This course accompanies our TExES English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental #154 Preparation Manual (PDF). These resources are intended to equip Texas educators who desire to increase capacity in their districts and to enhance their existing ESL programs beyond minimum state requirements.
Do You Have A Question Regarding Certification?Please contact the division of Educator Certification regarding certification issues at 512-936-8400 or via their help desk.
LPAC Web-based Training
Visit the LPAC Training Resources page for more information for those individuals who will be serving as LPAC Members.
Web Page Resources
Framework for the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) process includes clarification of the legal requirements for the LPAC and provides suggested forms to facilitate the training of LPAC members.
The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to TEKS- and ELPS-based instruction, graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit.
The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.
- English Language Proficiency Standards ELPS
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in Spanish
- English as a Second Language (ESOL) I and II standards
- Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - English
- Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - Spanish (PDF)
- Graduation Requirements
- Performance Acknowledgment in Bilingualism and Biliteracy (PDF)
CLI Engage is the comprehensive professional development platform for public school pre-k and Head Start teachers in Texas, providing free access to Texas School Ready! tools and resources.
Understand how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of young English learners' (ELs) language development and examine the critical areas of academic success.
Download the companion tool to the Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners
For resources and trainings available, visit the TEA Early Childhood Education Educator Resources web page.
State Graduation Requirements - This site provides information regarding the Texas high school graduation requirements.
- The student must have participated in a dual language immersion program for at least five consecutive school years.
- The student must achieve high levels of academic competence as demonstrated by performance of meets or masters grade level on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) in English and Spanish, as applicable.
- The student must achieve proficiency in both English and a language other than English as demonstrated by scores of proficient or higher in the reading and speaking domains on language proficiency or achievement tests in both languages.
Education Service Center Professional Development Opportunities
Hover over your region to access information on professional development opportunities offered at your Education Service Center.Link to ESC ContactsOpens a new window
TEALearn is a content management and delivery system operated by the Texas Education Agency. Educators can find TEKS-aligned resources to use for instruction, intervention, acceleration, or additional practice. To view TEALearn, visit https://register.tealearn.com/
The following online courses are available in the Gateway for teachers who serve English learners and immigrant students:
Title III, Part A: Strengthening and Increasing Parental Outreach(3 CPE hours)
Title III, Part A Services for Non-Prot Schools(3 CPE hours) Title III, Enhancing Instructional Opportunities for Immigrant Students(6 CPE hours) Title III, Early Childhood Education for English Learners(6 CPE hours)
ELPS Academy (4 CPE hours)
LEAs should contact their designated ESC for specific training opportunities related to English learners and immigrant students.