Online PD for K12 Schools & Districts

School PD Requirements in Texas

What professional development requirements does a school in Texas need to meet?

State law requires each Local Education Agency (LEA) to provide staff development to teachers on the instruction of students with disabilities. Training must be provided to a teacher who works outside of special education if the teacher does not possess the knowledge and skills necessary to implement the individualized education program developed for a student with disabilities.

Staff development must include training in:
Staff development may include training in:

What are the Professional Development Standards in Texas?

According to the Texas Education Code, staff development provided by a school district to an educator must be:
  • conducted in accordance with standards developed by the district; and
  • designed to improve education in the district.

ConnectedPD online PD courses are designed to align with the Texas Education Code’s Professional Learning Standards.

How do I get free clock hours for teachers in my school?

TX schools can enroll their teachers in Keeping Kids Safe, a free clock hour class. This free online PD course is a great introduction to recognizing and preventing human trafficking for educators.

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How do I contact the TX Education Agency (TEA)?
Contact the Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas, 78701
(512) 463-9734


Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Texas listed on this page are current as of August 26th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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