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The following are TIVA links and sites of interest.

The History of Public Education in Texas (an overview by TEA)



AVACA – Audio Visual Arts & Communications Association

CCCET – Community Colleges Cosmetology Educators of Texas

CIPS – Cosmetology Instructors in Public Schools

CJETexas – Criminal Justice Educators of Texas

TAIA – Texas Automotive Instructors Association

TCCIA – Texas Construction Crafts Instructors Association

E2 IT3 Dues (Engineering, Electronics, and IT)

TOETTIPS – Teachers of Electrical Trades/Technology in Public Schools



Association for Career & Technical Educators (ACTE)

Iota Lambda Sigma (TBA)


Texas Career & Technology Council (TCTC)


Teacher’s State Minimum Salary Schedules


Texas Education Code – Select the Code: Education

Texas Administrative Code (TAC) – Title 19: Education

Commissioners Rules Concerning Special Provisions for CTE

Educators’ Ethics Code (revised fall 2010)

State Graduation Plans –

Find information about HB 5 graduation requirements –


Salary Schedule – State Minimum Pay

For certification requirements please see the Teacher Assignment Guide found in 19 TAC §231.  Scroll down to pg 56 for CTE teacher certification course assignments.  CTE courses are organized under the 16 Career Clusters.  The column on the right identifies the teacher certification you must have in order to teach that course(s).

Required Work Experience / Salary

TAC Specific Requirements for Initial Emergency Permits


The Governor of Texas – Rick Perry

The State Board of Education

The Texas House of Representatives

The Texas Senate

The Texas Legislature Online

Contact President Barack Obama

Welcome to the White House

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

Who Represents Me?


Raise Your Hand Texas

Texas Business & Education Coalition

Texas Coalition For A Competitive Workforce

Texas Institute for Education Reform

Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Training





Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

TRS Benefits Handbook

Texas Dept.of Licensing & Regulations (TDLR)

TDLR Cosmetology Advisory Committee

TDLR Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

TDLR Electricians

Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Education Service Centers (ESCs)

TEA – Career & Technical Education

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)

State Board of Education (SBOE)

TEA Education Jobs Website

TEA Initiatives/Secondary Programs

Texas College and Career Readiness Program

Texas Workforce Commission

Texas Secretary of State – access to state rules & open meetings as well as elections & voter information, etc.