New certification rules issued by the State Board for Educator Certification now require Texas educators to renew their teaching certificate every 5 years. Educators who are issued Standard Certificates after September 1, 1999 must satisfy the following criteria:
It is recommended that teachers satisfy at least 30 clock hours per year, while other educators complete at least 40 clock hours per year. Educators who are attending classes at an accredited institution of higher learning may earn 15 clock hours for every semester credit hour earned. For the average three semester course, an educator will earn 45 clock hours of CPE.
In our efforts to maintain high standards for the children of Ector County ISD, we will offer a variety of opportunities for teacher growth and learning. Teachers will be able to choose from a variety of staff development opportunities through Ector County ISD and approved providers that will positively affect student learning.
Texas educators will be able to satisfy the required clock hours by attending and/or participating in CPE that covers the following areas