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 2021

July 28: 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 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.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify key principles of CRT
  • analyze elements of their own identities and backgrounds
  • assess classroom strategies for actualizing CRT in their own classrooms

Facilitator: Aimee Myers, PhD, Assistant Professor - Curriculum and Instruction, Academic Assessment Faculty Fellow, Texas Woman's University
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Online (A link will be provided after registration.)
Cost: $50 per person
Supplemental Materials: None
CPE Credit: 3.0 hours

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August 2021

Aug. 12: Field Supervisor Observation Training for Certification

Field Supervisor Observation Training for Certification

Field Supervisor Observation Training has been designed for university supervisors who will oversee student teachers during the student teacher/practicum semester/year. This training was developed to meet the requirements of 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.”

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the new EPP Field Supervisor Observation Cycle based on the T-TESS (Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System) process
  • Review and practice the coaching strategies
  • Understand how to collect data to facilitate pre- and post- conferences
  • Demonstrate initial understanding of how to integrate the domains, dimensions, descriptors, and performance levels of the T-TESS rubric with the roles and responsibilities of a field supervisor
  • Describe how the observation cycle is based on best practices conducted within an ongoing system of feedback and support
  • Prepare for and conduct pre- and post- conferences

Required Materials: Participants must download and print out their own participant guide and rubric, state-required resources for this session.

Facilitator: Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD, FHEA, Interim Department Chair for Teacher Education, Associate Professor - Texas Woman's University
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Online (A Zoom link will be provided by facilitator.)
Cost: $125
CPE Credit: 6.0 hours

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Aug. 13: Field Supervisor Coaching for Professional Certification Training

Field Supervisor Coaching for Professional Certification Training

Field Supervisor Coaching Training has been designed for university supervisors who will supervise professional certification candidates (e.g., principals, diagnosticians, counselors, librarians, etc.) during internships/practicums. The training focuses on structures and practices that support candidates’ development with respective certification standards for performance. Content has been developed to instruct field supervisors of EPPs in best practices for providing support and coaching to candidates. The goal is to align expectations for EPPs and candidates with the expectations of the state’s recommended evaluation and appraisal systems, while providing programs with tools that offer meaningful feedback and support to their candidates.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Establish consistency in adhering to state-established practices in field supervisor support for candidates.
  • Foster a culture of support, growth, and development that is intentional.
  • Embed coaching principles within the field supervisor role as a primary means of interaction
  • Individually and collectively align knowledge, skills, behaviors, and actions with the role of field supervisor and coach
  • Enhance coaching capacities of goal-setting, planning, and reflecting for ourselves and the candidates in a way that leads to improved performance and outcomes

Required Materials: Participants must download and print out their own participant guide, a state-required resource for this session.

Facilitator: Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD, FHEA, Interim Department Chair for Teacher Education, Associate Professor - Texas Woman's University
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Online (A Zoom link will be provided by facilitator.)
Cost: $125
CPE Credit: 6.0 hours

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