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    Curriculum Division



    The Curriculum Division provides state-level support, information and nonregulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students about general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and the award of credit.

    The division is responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in the foundation curriculum (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) and the enrichment curriculum (career and technical education, fine arts, health education, languages other than English, physical education, and technology applications). The Curriculum Division also administers or provides state-level leadership for the following:

    • Bilingual Education
    • English as a Second Language for English Language Learners
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Gifted/Talented Education
    • Migrant Education
    • Texas AP/IB Incentives Programs
    • Dual Credit
    • Early College High Schools
    • Texas Literacy Initiative
    • Texas Virtual School Network

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    Required Curriculum 

    School districts and charter school must provide instruction on the essential knowledge and skills of the appropriate grade levels in the foundation curriculum and enrichment curriculum.

    Foundation Curriculum

    English Language Arts and Reading
    Social Studies

    Enrichment Curriculum

    Career and Technical Education
    Fine Arts
    Health Education
    Languages other than English (LOTE)
    Physical Education (PE)
    Technology Applications  

    Curriculum Programs

    The Curriculum Division administers the following curriculum programs:

    Texas AP/IB Incentives Programs
    AP/IB Teacher Training Reimbursement
    Bilingual/ESL Education
    Early College High Schools (ECHS)
    Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education
    School Health
    School Guidance and Counseling
    Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN)
    Title I Part C, Migrant Education Program (MEP)
    Title III Part A, English Language Acquisition (ELA)  

    Related Links

    The Curriculum Division provides guidance related to the following curriculum-related topics:
    Academic Innovation and Mentoring (AIM)
    Academic Achievement Record
    Credit by Examination
    Character Education
    Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 203KB)
    Graduation Requirements
    High School Diplomas for Certain Veterans 
    Innovative Courses
    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills by Chapter
    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Subject Area Reviews

    Curriculum Newsletters

    See the following links for Curriculum Division Newsletters:

    Issue 1 - Spring 2010 (PDF, 356KB)  
    Issue 2 - Fall 2010 (PDF, 323KB) 
    Issue 3 - Spring 2011 (PDF, 492KB) 
    Issue 4 - Spring 2012 (PDF, 620KB) 
    Issue 5 - Fall 2012 (PDF, 557KB) 
    Issue 6 - Spring 2013 (PDF, 874KB) 
    Issue 7 - Fall 2013 (PDF, 461KB)
    Issue 8 - Spring 2014 (PDF, 454KB)

    Curriculum Division
    1701 North Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701-1401
    (512) 463-9581






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