Earning TEEAC Credit
Teachers can receive credits for continuing professional education through the Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) by participating in meetings or training sessions 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.
Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee (TEEAC) - 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.
Nine Hours: Teachers can receive nine hours of TEEAC credit by attending all three phases of the Texas Stream Team CWQM training. Additionally, teachers can receive eight hours of credit for each Texas Stream Team meeting or workshop attended. 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.
Eight Hours: To receive eight hours of TEEAC credit for participation in a Texas Stream Team meeting or workshop, simply request a Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate during or after the meeting. To receive nine hours of TEEAC credit for a Texas Stream Team training, a teacher must attend all phases of the training, complete a citizen scientist training packet, and request a Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate. On receipt of the completed training packet from the training partner, Texas Stream Team will email the Texas Stream Team TEEAC certificate directly to the email address on the packet.
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.