Teacher development programs at Texan Cultures

Teacher development programs at Texan Cultures

Teachers can earn  their CE education credits at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) requires teacher professional development every five years. Teachers must earn 150 hours of “continuing professional education.” Fortunately for our educators, there are many organizations to support PD training. The UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC) is offering FREE professional development for teachers to complete this requirement.

Known as TeacherTuesdays, this program offers PD training to all teachers in need of CE education credits. Once a week from September to February, individuals can gain two hours of credit per session; topics vary each month. Up to 20 hours can be earned each month. In addition to offering free credits, ITC also serves as a fun, learning environment for participants. Teachers will get the chance to tour the ITC museum with exclusive access to parts of the exhibit not generally open to the public.

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity for hands-on training. There is speculation that during the next legislative session in January, lawmakers could vote to make professional development time more focused on preparing students for standardized tests. If this is the case, hands on training will take a step back and less time will be available for teachers to experience subject matter first hand.

Read more about this teacher development program at ITC.
Visit the UTSA’s Institute of Texan Culture website.
Visit The Association of Texas Professional Educators website.

Photo Courtesy: UTSA Graduate School

Submitted by Sean Walker, COSA Ambassador