Agencies and Associations

Texas Education Agency

Governor: Rick Perry
Commissioner of Education: Michael L. Williams
State Department of Education – Gifted and Talented: Monica Brewer

State Definition of Gifted: “[G]ifted and talented student” means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who:

  1. exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative or artistic area;
  2. possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  3. excels in a specific academic field.” (Texas Education Code Ann. § 29.121)

The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students English | Spanish

The Texas Education Code on Gifted Education §29.121 – §29.123 and §42.156

The Texas Performance Standards Project

ESTUDIOS, A J.K. Javits Grant Program

Frequently Asked Questions on the State Plan

Gifted/Talented Teacher Toolkit

Associations and Agencies

Texas Agencies/State Government
Texas Education Agency (TEA) Advanced Programs
State Board for Educator Certification

Governor Rick Perry
Texas House of Representatives
Texas Senate
Teacher Retirement System of Texas

State Associations
Association of Texas Professional Educators
Career and Technology Administrators of Texas
Science Teachers Association of Texas
Texas Association for Bilingual Education
Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Rec. and Dance
Texas Association of Partners in Education
Texas Association of School Administrators
Texas Association of School Boards

Texas Association of School Business Officials
Texas Association of School Psychologists
Texas Association of Secondary School Principals
Texas Center for Educational Research
Texas Classroom Teachers Association
Texas Computer Education Association
Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association
Texas Federation of Teachers

Texas Middle School Association
Texas Music Teachers Association
Texas Parent Teacher Association
Texas Professional Educational Diagnosticians
Texas School Public Relations Association
Texas State Teachers Association
Vocational Agricultural Teachers of Texas

National Associations/Resources
American Association of School Administrators
American Educational Research Association
American Federation of Teachers
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Council for Exceptional Children
Council of Great City Schools
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of State Boards of Education
National Education Association
National PTA
National School Boards Association
Phi Delta Kappa
National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities