Curriculum and Instruction 

State law mandates that school districts provide both a foundation and enrichment curriculum, with instruction in the essential knowledge and skills determined by the State Board of Education. The following are resources related to curriculum, early childhood education, dual credit, and distance learning.

Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten
Dual Credit and Distance Learning
Curriculum

Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten

Other Resources

  • Teacher Education Agency's (TEA) Kindergarten FAQs answer questions related to student eligibility, acceleration, program requirements, and other kindergarten issues.
  • TEA's Early Childhood Education in Texas website provides information on prekindergarten and other early childhood education programs, including answers to frequently asked questions, grant information, and related resources.
  • TEA's English Language Arts and Reading website describes programs for reading instruction and includes related resources such as the commissioner’s list of reading instruments.

Dual Credit and Distance Learning

TASB Resources

  • For information on dual credit instruction and partnerships, see the instruction section on the TASB College eLaw website.

Other Resources

  • The Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) website provides information and data regarding online courses for public school districts, students, parents, and approved providers.
  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Early College High School website provides information on an initiative to provide students least likely to attend college dual credit opportunities at a high school located near a college campus so that they may earn a significant number of college credit hours.

Curriculum

TASB Resources

Other Resources

  • Texas Education Agency's (TEA) Chapter 74 Curriculum Requirements website includes the applicable administrative rules.
  • TEA's Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) website provides information on the state standards for what students must know and be able to do.
  • TEA's Innovative Courses website provides a list of approved courses that fall outside of the foundation and enrichment curricula.
  • The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Driver Education and Safety website provides information about driver education, driving safety, drug and alcohol driving awareness program, frequently asked questions, and related laws and rules.