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 the Embassy Suites in Dallas on Friday, March 2. Registration is now open!

Our 2017-18 officers are Shane Woods, President; Cynthia Ontiveros, Past President; Michael Brinkman, President Elect; Debbie Richards, Treasurer; and Laurel Frank, Secretary.

Congratulations to Lora Holt as the 2016 Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Awardee! Thanks to our wonderful Delta/Frey reps, Verne Isbell and Whitney West, for sponsoring the award. 

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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