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.
June 5-7: T-TESS Appraiser Certification Training
Designed for graduate students in Principal and Superintendent certification programs, as well as teacher-supervisors, school administrators, and university supervisors. T-TESS (Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System) strives to capture the holistic nature of teaching. Concentrating on the idea that a constant feedback loop exists between teachers and students, and gauging the effectiveness of teachers within that framework, requires a consistent focus on how students respond to teacher instructional practices.
For these reasons, each of the observable domains in T-TESS focuses on the relationship field of teachers-with-students rather than separating them into separate domains. Ultimately, T-TESS is a process that seeks to develop habits of continuous improvement. The process itself best leads to that outcome when appraisers and teachers focus on evidence-based feedback — and professional development decisions based on that feedback — through ongoing dialogue and collaboration.
T-TESS learning objectives fall into three component areas:
- Goal-setting and professional development planning
- The evaluation cycle (pre-conference, observation, post-conference)
- Student growth measures
T-TESS is the state-recommended appraisal system designed to support teachers in their professional development and help them grow and improve as educators. This three-day T-TESS training is a prerequisite to the online T-TESS certification test required for all teacher appraisers.
Participants must attend all three days of training to receive certification.
Required Materials: Participants must purchase separately the $35 T-TESS Training Guide and T-TESS Rubric, state-required resources for the sessions.
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD, FHEA
Interim Department Chair for Teacher Education
Texas Woman’s University
Jerry Burkett, EdD
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership
Texas Woman’s University
Date: Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7, 2023
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Face-to-face and online. For online attendance, a Zoom link will be provided by facilitator.
Cost: $550 (Includes $425 Registration + $125 Certification)
CPE Credit: 24 hours
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