Texas Teachers Can Now Earn Continuing Education Credits Through NWEA

Texas Education Agency approves the not-for-profit as a professional learning provider in the state.

Portland, Ore. — Sept. 29, 2022 — NWEA –  a not-for-profit, research and educational services organization serving K-12 students – announced today the approval by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to be one of the key providers of continuing professional education (CPEs) credits for Texas teachers via its professional learning program.

NWEA provides a broad range of professional learning for educators aimed at helping them leverage data appropriately to set instructional plans to the specific needs of their students. Topics include sessions specific to MAP® Growth™ and MAP® Reading Fluency™, two of the main assessment tools used by the majority of Texas schools, as well as workshops on responsive teaching and learning, math and literacy, and how to create supportive learning environments.

“We’re excited to continue to partner with Texas schools to support educators in expanding their professional skills,” said Jacob Bruno, SVP of Professional Learning at NWEA. Now to be able to do so while earning CPEs is a game changer for Texas teachers.”

Professional learning is a key component of a teacher’s growth and development, including in maintaining licensure status to teach. Texas educators are required to earn 150 hours of CPEs each five years to maintain a standard teaching license. Adding NWEA professional learning to their state’s list of approved resources that meets the criteria for earning CPEs is one more way the Texas Education Agency is supporting teachers.

To learn more about NWEA’s professional learning, go to: https://www.nwea.org/professional-learning-overview/

About NWEA

NWEA® (formerly known as Northwest Evaluation Association) is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators in more than 146 countries through research, assessment solutions, policy and advocacy services, professional learning and school improvement services that fight for equity, drive classroom impact and push for systemic change in our educational communities. Visit NWEA.org to learn more about how we’re partnering with educators to help all kids learn.

Contact: Simona Beattie, Sr. Manager, Public Relations, simona.beattie@nwea.org or 971.361.9526