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Title III Resources


Educator Resources

Teacher Certification Requirements
§29.061 – Bilingual Education and Special Language Program Teachers.
  1. The State Board for Educator Certification shall provide for the issuance of teaching certificates appropriate for bilingual education instruction to teachers who possess a speaking, reading, and writing ability in a language other than English in which bilingual education programs are offered and who meet the general requirements of Chapter 21. The board shall also provide for the issuance of teaching certificates appropriate for teaching English as a second language. The board may issue emergency endorsements in bilingual education and in teaching English as a second language.
  2. A teacher assigned to a bilingual education program must be appropriately certified for bilingual education by the board.
  3. A teacher assigned to an English as a second language program must be appropriately certified for English as a second language by the board.
For teachers, grades PK–12, please visit the TEA Texas English Language Learners Portal.
For information about certification please visit the TEA website, State Board for Educator Certification.
For certification courses please contact Region 4, Educator Preparation Solutions at 713.744.6323.

English Language Learners (ELLs) Resources
Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
Participation of English Language Learners in state assessments requires Language Proficiency Assessment Committees (LPACs) to make assessment decisions on an individual student basis. This is in accordance with administrative procedures established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and in the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter AA, and Commissioner’s Rules.
The Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Resources include
  • Decision-Making Guides
  • Decision-Making Process for the Texas Assessment Program PowerPoint 
  • Documentation Forms
Please visit TEA LPAC Proficiency Assessment Committee site for information on
  • LPAC Framework
  • Parent Resources
  • Videos
  • Frequently Used Resources
  • Decision Making Manual
The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
The TELPAS Resources include
  • Rater Training for 2014-2015
  • Introductory Training Power Points
  • Other Rater Training Resources
  • TELPAS Parent Brochures
  • District and Campus Coordinator Manual
  • Spring 2014 TELPAS Rater Manual
  • Spring 2014 TELPAS Reading Test Administrator Manual

TELPAS Online Training is located on the Texas Assessment site.
The Texas English Language Learners Portal,, houses information for Bilingual/ESL services and Title III, Part A–ELA
  • Assessment, Compliance & Accountability, and Teacher Certification
  • Instructional Environment
  • Professional Development & Additional resources
  • Parent  Resources Recursos Para Padres
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