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The Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division provides direction and leadership for the state’s public school technology applications programs for kindergarten through grade 12. The Enrichment Education staff facilitate various technology applications statewide initiatives, including implementation of the technology applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and assistance to the TEA Division of Instructional Materials and Educational Technology (IMET) with the adoption process for technology applications instructional materials.
the April 2019 State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting, the board gave final
approval for technology applications TEKS for two new cybersecurity courses,
Foundations of Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Capstone. These cybersecurity
TEKS will be effective August 1, 2019, and may be implemented in classrooms
beginning with the 2019–2020 school year.
Text of 19 TAC, §126.51, Foundations of Cybersecurity, and §126.52, Cybersecurity Capstone
Once the TEKS for the two new
cybersecurity courses become effective, they can be found in 19 TAC Chapter
126, Subchapter C.
The TEKS for technology applications can be found at the following link:
Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 19 TAC Chapter 126
The resources below addresses additional topics related to technology applications education in Texas:
Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) (outside source)
The following documents are provided as a reference for technology applications educators:
Educator Standards for Technology Applications, including Computer Science (PDF, 805KB)
Teacher Certification Assignment Chart (PDF, 407 KB)
Technology Applications Guidelines for Prekindergarten (updated 2015) (PDF, 589KB)