Become immersed in a series of innovative learning experiences as a means for further improvement and development in the areas of curriculum, instruction, leadership, and technology. All professional development certification courses vary in length, are offered in different regions across the state, and are delivered in a variety of formats, including face-to-face, webinars, video conferences, and online courses.
How the Program WorksInterested participants choose from four different certification programs, and then select relevant electives to complete their course requirements within one school year. All certification programs are prebundled based on the strand’s focus. Registrants will have options for the face-to-face sessions that will be delivered at the TCEA office in Austin, Texas, and can also attend webinars from the comfort of their own desks.
Certification programs include:
- 21st Century Educator
- Campus Technology Specialist
- Robotics Facilitator
- Technology/IT Director
- Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities
Participants have the opportunity to explore, learn, connect, and interact with experts and peers while engaging in real-world projects. Each certification program requires a final project that will be a culmination of the skills and best practices learned throughout the year, and will be developed with the support of TCEA facilitators.
Upon completion of the coursework and the final project, each participant will receive a framed certificate and a letter to his/her school district signifying that he/she has successfully completed the requirements and has earned the certification.
Participants may also elect to take individual courses. These, however, would not be part of the certification program.