Character Education

School districts and open-enrollment charter schools must adopt character education programs for students and identify criteria for Character Plus Programs.

Programs offered under Texas Education Code §29.906 must meet the following criteria:

  • Stress positive character traits and personal skills as outlined in the law
  • Use integrated teaching strategies 
  • Be age appropriate

In selecting a character education program districts must also consult with parents of students, educators, and members of the community, including community leaders.

TEA must maintain a list of character education programs that meet the above criteria.

Character Plus Schools


Contact Information

Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division

For questions or additional information, please submit a Curriculum Request Form through the TEA Help Desk.

   Help Desk  

1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-9581