TEEAC Credit Trainings
Teachers can receive credits for continuing professional education through the Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) by participating in training sessions or meetings offered by Texas Stream Team.
By completing all phases of a Texas Steam Team citizen scientist training, teachers will receive nine hours of professional development credit. Teachers attending other Texas Stream Team meetings or workshops, such as the annual Meeting of the Monitors or regional meetings, may also receive SBEC endorsed continuing professional education credits. Typically, these are single day meetings that provide eight hours of credit.
Teachers can receive nine hours of TEEAC credit by attending any Texas Stream Team training listed on our Trainings and Programs page. The Texas Stream Team calendar has all the information needed to RSVP for the next upcoming training events. At the training, teachers will indicate on their training packet that they would like to receive nine hours of TEEAC credit.
In addition to attending trainings, teachers can receive eight hours of credit for each Texas Stream Team meeting or workshop attended by simply requesting a Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate during or after the meeting.
After successfully completing all the phases of the Texas Stream Team training teachers will be emailed a Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate within a month of the training date.
If you are a teacher who has already completed a Texas Stream Team training and would like to receive a Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate, email us at TxStreamTeam@txstate.edu that includes your name, phone number, and the location and approximate date at which you completed your training. Upon verification of your training, Texas Stream Team staff will send you a Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate for the nine-hour credit.
Originally established by the Texas Legislature to assist and advise the Commissioner of Education on environmental education, TEEAC offers a Certificate of Recognition to encourage teachers to learn more about the environment. In order to receive the Certificate of Recognition, TEEAC requires teachers to complete 45 hours of TEEAC endorsed instruction relating to environmental education.
After having completed 45 hours of TEEAC endorsed instruction - including Texas Stream Team training and/or meetings - TEEAC will send the teacher an Environmental Education Certificate. TEEAC will also send a letter of achievement to the teacher's principal and superintendent.