September 13, 2022: Texas Educator Preparation Programs Newsletter

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September 13, 2022

Texas Educator Preparation Programs Newsletter

Three young students on the floor, sharing a book called Ovals, from Donna ISD


This newsletter compiles the most up-to-date information concerning what EPPs need to know to best support their faculty/instructors, staff, candidates, etc. Please thoroughly read all the sections for reminders, upcoming events, To Dos, and FAQs.    

We encourage you to allow this week's quote to serve as a great reminder for one of the most important aspects of our profession (i.e., lifelong learning).  "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." – Anthony J. D'Angelo 


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Upcoming Events



Event Date & Time 

ResultsAnalyzer® Webinars 

To support ongoing access to and understanding of your testing data, Pearson is hosting four webinars in September 2022 focused on orientation to ResultsAnalyzer®. Each of the four sessions will be delivered live (not recorded) and cover the same content.  Attendees will be introduced to the basic features of the three primary data streams in ResultsAnalyzer® (Examinee, Test, and Registration). The sessions will cover tips and tricks for navigation, filtering, sorting, and export. Please note registration is required in advance. The webinars are for persons affiliated with Texas educator preparation programs approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. 



Monday, September 19, 2022,  

10:00-11:00 a.m. 


Thursday, September 22, 2022,  

1:00-2:00 p.m. 


Monday, September 26, 2022, 

1:00-2:00 p.m. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2022  

2:00-3:00 p.m. 

Upcoming Deadlines


Action Item   

Due Date   

ELAR 4-8 Certification 

Last day to apply and recommend for certification using #117 

October 30, 2022 

Core Subjects EC-6 

Last day to apply and recommend for certification using #291 

December 30, 2022 

LOTE Spanish #613 

New Passing Standard 

January 9, 2023 

ELAR 4-8 #217 

(At committee recommendation) 

September 1, 2023 

Table Of Contents

EPP Points of Contact

Your best source for information and support at the TEA.   

As an Educator Preparation Program, your main point of contact is your Education Specialist.   

  • Or, EPPs (and candidates) may call (512) 936-8400 and select Option #5: Educator Preparation Programs. If an Education Specialist is not available to answer the call at that time, please leave a voicemail. An Education Specialist will promptly return the call.  

If EPPs (and candidates) would like to speak to a representative from another area(s), they may submit a Help Desk Ticket or contact (512) 936-8400 and select one of the options listed below. 

  • Option 2: Educator Certification  
  • Option 3: Fingerprinting  
  • Option 6: Investigations 
  • Option 8: General Office Information 

The Teal Account Access team and Educator Testing team are available through the Help Desk. Links to both teams are below. 

Upcoming edTPA Supports

In this section, TEA will share updates, information, and support for programs choosing to utilize edTPA throughout the 2022-23 academic year. NOTE: edTPA remains to be an option for candidates to complete as their pedagogical exam in lieu of the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam.   



Event Date & Time 

edTPA Curriculum Inquiry  

This workshop is intended for faculty, instructors, and supervisors who support teacher candidates. In this collaborative workshop, a member of the edTPA National Academy (affiliated with a Texas Educator Preparation Program) will provide opportunities for participants to review their programs’ scope and sequence and course syllabi to identify areas in which the constructs, measured by edTPA, are already embedded and could naturally be embedded. 

Thursday (Half Day) 

September 16, 2022, 

9a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Supporting the Change Process for Educator Preparation Programs, Part 1: Orientation to edTPA 

In this webinar series, an edTPA National Academy Member (affiliated with a Texas Educator Preparation Program) will orient participants to the subject-specific, performance-based assessment edTPA, provide examples of best practices to effectively implement edTPA, identify strategies when supporting candidates during instruction and implementation, and describe methods for using and learning from edTPA evidence. 


September 27, 2022, 

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

*Please view the Fall 2022 edTPA Virtual Workshops and Webinars calendar linked here. 

Countdown to ASEP Reporting

Updates related to Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) Reporting 

Updated: ASEP Final Task Reminder: ASEP 2021-2022 closes on Thursday, 9/15/2022, at 5 PM CST. All data from EPPs must be finalized by that time. Once the reporting year closes it is not re-opened.  

ASEP Webinar and FAQs.  The ASEP webinar presented on August 3, 2022, is posted on the Program Provider Resources page. You can find the webinar and FAQ document under the EPP Training Events and Materials section. We hope you find the information helpful! 

NOTE: ASEP Task Reminders may be found on the Texas Educator Preparation Program Weekly Newsletters | Texas Education Agency page of the website, beginning with the July 19, 2022, EPP newsletter.  

Educator Preparation Program Support

Educator Certification 

Updates related to Educator Preparation Program Management 

Clinical Experience Placement Collection for the 2022-2023 Academic Year 

As we previewed at the ASEP reporting webinar, there will be a new data collection related to clinical experiences starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. This new collection will simplify observation reporting (allowing EPPs to report the details about the placement just once) while allowing EPPs to store this required data in ECOS. We have provided you some tools that will help you start to plan forward. This document, which is published in the Forms and Documents section on the Program Provider Resources page on the TEA website, provides all the information you need about the collection. We will also be hosting a webinar later this fall as we get closer to the collection going live. A registration link will be available in the newsletter.  

 Reminder: Implementation of the Clinical Experience Records update to ECOS has been postponed until December. This decision was made to ensure the admin functions are fully operational to allow TEA to better support EPPs as they use the new features.  


Educator Standards and Testing 

Updates related to Educator Standards and Certification Testing   

ELAR 4-8 Representative Examination  

The new representative exam for ELAR 4-8 (217) is now available for purchase. A list of available exams has been updated accordingly on the Texas program website. See the "Ordering Representative Examinations" section. 

Updated: Purchasing Exam Vouchers The new implementation date will be on or before October 1, 2022.  

 Certification exam vouchers are available for purchase by educator preparation programs to provide candidates with codes to be used during registration for a Texas educator certification exam. NOTE: The Exam Voucher Purchase Request Form and FAQs for purchasing certification exam vouchers can be found on the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program website 


Practice exam codes are available for purchase by educator preparation programs to provide candidates with full or partial credit toward fees for practice examinations. 

 For questions or comments, send an email to 

DID YOU KNOW? Educational Testing Service (ETS) has updated their PASL assessment information pages. New Preparation materials include the following resources and more.  


Every newsletter we take this space to highlight questions that we have heard from EPPs. 

Q: What is the best method to submit queries regarding ASEP reporting and other items?

A:  EPPs are encouraged to submit a Help Desk ticket so that your questions are answered by staff in a timely manner.

Resources at a Glance

Lesson Study Gateway Resources 

Practice based preparation resources for virtual field-based experience: Provides model lessons and video of instructional delivery.  

Texas Teach Like a Champion (TLAC)

Practice based preparation resources for virtual field-based experience:  Provides content neutral pedagogical skill building through observing a model of and practicing the same high leverage skill.    

Texas TLAC One Pager for EPPs   

PASL Videos

ETS and TEA have worked together to create instructional videos to orient faculty, staff, and candidates to the requirements of the PASL test. Video one provides a general overview of PASL, its content, and scoring/reporting procedures. Video two provides a more in-depth overview of the tasks associated with the assessment. Full requirements, descriptions, and resources may be found in the PASL Candidate and Educator handbook.   

PASL Video One: 

TEA Dyslexia Training 

TEALearn has a new dyslexia training, TEA Dyslexia, that has been made available (at no cost) to candidates who are seeking an initial certification for all certification classes. Information about the training and how to enroll can be found on the TEA Learn platform. NOTE: For candidates who have not yet been issued an intern, probationary, or standard certificate, please follow the steps noted on the webpage, Dyslexia Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, to enroll in the course.   

If you need technical assistance please submit a TEALearn Help Desk ticket. For dyslexia course content questions, please send an email to 

For More Information...

Information regarding educator certification testing can be accessed at the Texas Educator Certification Exam website.   

Information and updates regarding the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) can be accessed at the Important Updates link.   

Updated information related to the COVID-19 response can be accessed here.   

To view previous editions of the weekly newsletter, please see the Texas Educator Preparation Program Weekly Newsletter webpage.  

Information regarding the current Texas certification exams can be found on the 2021-2022 Required Test Chart for Texas Certification. 

Educator account setup instructions can be found on the TEA’s Educator Certification Online System website. 

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