In January, we will launch the all-new Texas Teachers curriculum designed to create a greater engagement with our prospective teachers to ensure they are ready to teach and succeed! Specific changes include:

  • New, highly interactive engaging curriculum; candidates are asked to respond to questions and scenarios on-screen throughout coursework, with “hear from the expert” assistance following the candidate’s response
  • Now with more than 350 hours of pedagogy, field based experiences, key assessments, content methodology and projects, and resources to prepare the candidate for content and certification examinations
  • More specialized coursework includes opportunities for candidates to engage in courses that are focused on their individual teaching assignment
  • New elective curriculum includes more than 35 pedagogy titles from which to choose in order to provide additional help to our teachers
  • Candidates are assigned students in two ‘mock’ classrooms, each reflective of the overall demographics of the state
  • Individual students from the ‘mock’ classroom are woven throughout the coursework to focus the candidate’s attention on the needs of all students in teaching decisions
  • Classroom management courses include a decision-making course using students from the mock classroom
  • More than 35 hours of videography from actual classrooms in Texas, including interviews with principals and students
  • Curriculum assesses knowledge through objective assessments, and the application skills through projects
  • All coursework is aligned to Texas Educator Standards

These courses reflect the “latest and best practices” in educator preparation to ensure our teachers have all the tools they need to be the absolute best. Check out our curriculum tour video!