Continuing Professional Education

TWU’s College of Professional Education is an approved Texas Education Agency Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider. Texas educators are required to renew their standard Texas certificate every five years by completing a minimum number of CPE hours through an approved CPE provider. CPE credit only will be awarded to educators who hold a Standard Certificate.

For more information on CPE standards and documentation of CPE credits, visit the TEA's Continuing Professional Education Information webpage.

CPE workshops and seminars are coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation and Partnerships. For scheduling information, please call 940-898-2241.

Click on the following links to see information and registration for upcoming events. Registration is required for all seminars and workshops.

July 2020

July 16: Grief and Trauma Awareness and Response for Educational Professionals

Grief and Trauma Awareness and Response for Educational Professionals

This free session is designed to offer perspective and skills to personnel returning to schools in a post-COVID-19 environment. Soon, students and school professionals will attempt to return to daily routines after this year’s unprecedented trauma and prolonged sense of threat. Participants will learn to recognize behavioral signs that a student, group of students, or colleague needs individualized intervention and how to support their path back to social-emotional wellness and an academic focus. Designed to benefit education professionals in all stages of career and areas of focus, including classroom teachers of all grades, principals, assistant principals, guidance counselors, social workers, librarians, and support staff.

Facilitator: Lisa Grubbs, PhD, LPC-S, CSC, GC-C
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Online (A link will be provided upon registration.)
Cost: FREE

CPE Credit: 3 hours

Supplemental Materials: None

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July 23: Process Over Content: Actualizing Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Instructional Strategies

Process Over Content: Actualizing Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Instructional Strategies

In the past, multiculturalism has focused heavily on content. In contrast, culturally responsive teaching encourages educators to focus on how they teach as much as what they teach. This free online session engages teachers in an exploration of equitable and inclusive instructional design that supports culturally responsive teaching practices in the classroom.

This session is designed for educators seeking to move beyond the theory of culturally responsive teaching into actionable classroom practices that are inclusive and empowering for all students.

Facilitator: Aimee Myers, Ph.D.
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Online (A link will be provided upon registration.)
Cost: FREE

CPE Credit: 3 hours

Supplemental Materials: None

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August 2020

Aug. 10: Field Supervisor Coaching for Professional Certification Training

Field Supervisor Coaching for Professional Certification Training

Field Supervisor Coaching Training provides guidelines and instruction for field supervisor support to candidates seeking certification in an area other than classroom teacher and who are participating in practicum experiences through educator preparation programs (EPPs). The training focuses on structures and practices that support candidates’ development with respective certification standards for performance. Designed by the Texas Education Agency, this training is one of two sessions developed to meet the requirements of the recently-adopted Texas Administrative Code TAC §228.35 (g) and (h). This section of TAC requires that “supervision of each candidate shall be conducted with the structured guidance and regular ongoing support of an experienced educator who has been trained as a field supervisor. Supervision provided on or after September 1, 2017, must be provided by a field supervisor who has completed TEA‐approved observation training." (From TEA website on T-TESS for EPPs https://www.teachfortexas.org/Views/EPP)

Presenter: Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD, FHEA, TEA Trainer of Trainers, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Educational Leadership at Texas Woman's University
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Online only
Cost: $85

Please ensure you have downloaded or printed out the participant guide before the session begins. A link will be emailed to you the day before your session.

CPE Credit: 6 hours

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