Open-Source Instructional Materials

TEA has contracted with two instructional materials developers to create instructional materials in nine high school courses. These state-developed, open-source materials are now available free of charge to Texas school districts through the Texas Gateway. All products are certified to meet 100% of the required standards (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills or College Board Learning Standards).

Openstax Logo2   Materials Created by OpenStax (Rice University):

Textbook Image--AP Macroeconomics

    Click on each individual course above or click here to access all seven.

    Products created by Rice University's OpenStax are organized into units and chapters and can be used like a traditional textbook as the entire syllabus for each course. Individual lessons and units can also be accessed for supplemental use. Request teacher materials and other ancillaries for OpenStax products by emailing from your school email address. 

    Study Edge Logo   Materials Created by Study Edge:  

    Click on each individual course above or click here to
    access all four.

    Click the video above to sample TEA’s Study Edge lessons.

    All lessons include closed captioning.

    Products created by Study Edge may also be used to teach an entire course, but the content is delivered in short videos with master teachers presenting the material. Teachers may also want to use this content to supplement traditional textbooks to help students be more successful in these challenging courses.

    Questions and comments regarding any of TEA’s open-source materials may be submitted to


    This page was updated on 11/2/2017 and will be further updated as more materials become available.