ALPHABET SOUP TRANSLATOR: What Do All Those Letters Stand For?
ATPE - Association of Texas Professional Educators. Anti-union organization of teachers, supervisors, and administrators.
CSOTTE - Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education. Umbrella organizations for Texas organizations for teacher education
SBEC - State Board for Educator Certification. New state agency created by Senate Bill 1 to oversee all aspects of certification of educators in Pre-K through grade 12
TACA - Texas Alternative Certification Association
TACO - Texas Association of Certification Officers
TACTE - Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education or the Council of Deans of Education
TAECTE - Texas Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
TAPHERD - Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
TCTA - Texas Classroom Teachers Association. Anti-union organization of teachers.
TDFE - Texas Directors of Field Experiences. Represents the individuals from each campus who place student teachers and teacher aides
TEA - Texas Education Agency. The state agency responsible for implementing legislation and actions of the State Board of Education.
TFT - Texas Federation of Teachers. A.F. of L. affiliate.
TPFEA - Texas Professors of Educational Administration
TSCTE - Texas Society of College Teachers of Education. Represents faculty in teacher education.
TSTA - Texas State Teachers Association. NEA affiliate.
TTE - Texas Teacher Educators. Represents those interested in student teaching and field-based education. Includes public school teachers as well as college/university personnel.