This section of the web portal provides information and
resources that are relevant, accessible, and impactful
for teachers working with English learners and pursuing
What professional development opportunities and instructional
resources are available for teachers that serve English learners and
The Texas Gateway is a content management and delivery system operated by the Texas
Education Agency. Through the Gateway, teachers, students, and parents find TEKS-aligned
resources to use for instruction, intervention, acceleration, or additional practice. To view the
Gateway, visit www.texasgateway.org.
The following online courses are available in the Gateway for teachers who serve English
learners and immigrant students:
LEAs should contact their designated ESC for specific training opportunities related to English
learners and immigrant students.
The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance
to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general
curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for
offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting
development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the
foundation and enrichment curriculum.
Hover over your region to access information on
professional development opportunities offered at
your Education Service Center.
What are the certification requirements for teachers serving English
learners in Texas, and what resources are available?
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING CERTIFICATION? Please contact the division of Educator Certification regarding certification issues at 512-936-8400
For information about the certification requirements and resources available, refer to the FAQ posted
at the TEA Bilingual and English as a Second Language Programs web page. The FAQ is listed
under Program Requirement Resources. The specific questions related to this topic are located in
Section IV – English Learner Services:
Section IV. B-4 for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Programs
Section IV. C-1 and C-3 for English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs
What resources and training are available for the early childhood educator?
To develop a better understanding of how to design early childhood instruction to meet the needs of
young English learners' (ELs) language development and examine the critical areas of academic
success, click on the Texas Gateway course, Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners.
For more information on resources and trainings available, visit the TEA Early Childhood Education
Educator Resources web page.
What training and supplemental resources are available for school
districts to use when establishing and operating a Language Proficiency
Assessment Committee (LPAC)?
The Language Proficiency Assessment Committees are charged with reviewing all pertinent
information on all identified English Learners upon their initial enrollment and at the end of each
school year. Districts are required to have on file policy and procedures for the selection,
appointment, and training of members of the LPACs.
For training and supplemental resources regarding the establishment and operation of an LPAC,
click on the LPAC Framework web page.
What state and federal requirements are in place to ensure that Texas
educators meet the needs of the state’s English learners?