Texas Science Education 
 Leadership Association


  • TSELA provides leadership for the improvement of science instruction.
  • TSELA provides communication among science education leaders.
  • TSELA provides professional growth opportunities.
  • TSELA is an affiliate of NSELA, the Science Teachers Association of Texas, and the National Science Teachers Association.

Our NEXT MEETING will be at ESC Region 13 in Austin during the month of July . Registration will open soon!

Our 2018-19 officers are Michael Brinkman, President; Shane Woods, Past President; Terry Ward, President Elect; Debbie Richards, Treasurer; and Laurel Frank, Secretary.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The 2017-2018 nomination and application windows for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program are now open. Teachers of grades K-6 mathematics and science are encouraged to sign up to apply. The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The 2017-2018 nomination window will close on April 1, 2018, and the application window will close on May 1, 2018. Teachers may be nominated for the award or may apply themselves atwww.paemst.org. If you know great teachers, encourage them to join this prestigious network of professionals. In Texas, eligible teachers who submit a completed application by May 1, 2018 will receive 25 CPE hours.

For questions, contact Jo Ann Bilderback, Luis Salinas, or Liz Baker at tx_paemst@tea.texas.govor 512-463-9581.

Streamlined Science TEKS

The State Board of Education (SBOE) gave final approval on April 21, 2017, to the streamlined science TEKS for K-8 science and four high school science courses. The streamlined TEKS will be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. You can access the revised TEKS here.

Updated Science TEKS Timeline

Meeting Resources for Members

All previous meeting materials are found in the Members-Only section. Look under the meetings tab for complete agendas, presentations, and materials.

TSELA Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award - Due by October 2018

This prestigious award recognizes and honors a TSELA member, who through their professional work, has demonstrated outstanding leadership in science education at the school, district, county, regional, and/or state level.

The award is presented at the TSELA meeting at CAST. The award is accompanied by a check for $750 and a plaque donated by Delta Education/FOSS/Frey/CPO.



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There are many ways to get involved with TSELA.

  • Run for office
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  • Attend meetings
  • Post on the forums
  • Submit resources for the website
More information on each of these will be posted soon!!

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