Professional Development

This page offers a listing of professional development and continuing professional education (CPE) providers approved by TEA. Upon completion of the CPE course, all approved CPE providers must provide the educator with a certificate of completion and the number of hours that were obtained in the training. You must apply to become an approved CPE provider and be listed on this page as a free CPE provider. 

A list of Continuing Professional Development Providers is available. Providers, please be sure to download the Teachers Tracking Worksheet found on that same page.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension provides online modules for teachers serving special populations. Free online accounts, enrollment and certificates are available to participants using Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

TAMU AgriLife Extension (outside source) 


MyCourseRoom, where continuing education is always free, is a credentialed provider of continuing education units, continuing professional education, professional development units, and certified professional in healthcare quality courses. Learners can sign up and take credentialed courses for free.

MyCourseRoom (outside source)  

Texas Gateway

TEA’s online professional development initiative, provides no-cost, credit-bearing professional development courses for Texas educators. The courses, which are developed and maintained by content developers selected from Texas education service centers and institutions of higher education, are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), and/or the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. Educators wishing to meet specific training requirements may browse the website and enroll as needed.

You can send questions to the Texas Gateway mailbox at or call (844) 292-5046.

Texas Gateway (outside source)

Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee

The Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee coordinates with other state agencies that are charged with the development of environmental education materials. TEEAC cooperates with a network of 100 providers of environmental education professional development, including universities, industry, museums, and nature centers. This network of TEEAC sites and programs helps assure that teacher professional development offered by formal and informal providers is educationally sound and consistent with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

To receive a TEEAC Certificate of Recognition, teachers and other educators take approved workshops at TEEAC Sites. At the completion of the workshop, they receive stickers, which are placed on a Coursework Verification Form. When 45 hours of stickers are recorded on the Coursework Verification Form, the teacher or educator sends the form to:

Irene Pickhardt, Texas Education Agency

1701 North Congress, Austin, Texas 78701

Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee  


University of Texas - Austin, Center for Reading and Language Arts

The Vaughn Gross Center currently hosts four online resources.

Online professional development provides exciting opportunities for educators to learn more about scientifically based reading research, communicate with other educators about reading, and ask questions of reading specialists.

The Vaughn Gross Center (outside source)