TExES Competencies

Competency 001:
Human Development
The teacher understands human development processes and applies this knowledge to plan instruction and ongoing assessment that motivate students and are responsive to their developmental characteristics and needs.
Competency 002:
Multiculturalism & Educational Opportunities for All Students
The teacher understands student diversity and knows how to plan learning experiences and design assessments that are responsive to differences among students and that promote all students learning.
Competency 003:
Implementing Effective, Responsive Instruction and Assessment
The teacher understands procedures for designing effective and coherent instruction and assessment based on appropriate learning goals and objectives.
Competency 004:
How Learning Occurs
The teacher understands learning processes and factors that impact student learning and demonstrates this knowledge by planning effective, engaging instruction and appropriate assessments.
Competency 005:
The Importance of a Positive Classroom Environment to Enhance Academic Achievement and to Promote Effective Social Interactions.
The teacher knows how to establish a classroom climate that fosters learning, equity, and excellence and uses this knowledge to create a physical and emotional environment that is safe and productive.
Competency 006:
Managing Student Behavior
The teacher understands strategies for creating an organized and productive environment and for managing student behavior.
Competency 007:
Principles and Strategies for Effective Communications
The teacher understands and applies principles and strategies for communicating effectively in varied teaching and learning contexts.
Competency 008:
Student Motivation and Engagement
The teacher provides appropriate instruction that actively engages students in the learning process.
Competency 009:
Technology
The teacher incorporates the effective use of technology to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate instruction for all students.
Competency 010:
Assessment
The teacher monitors student performance and achievement; provides students with timely, high-quality feedback; and responds flexibly to promote learning for all students.
Competency 011:
Increasing Parental Involvement
The teacher understands the importance of family involvement in children’s education and knows how to interact and communicate effectively with families.
Competency 012:
Reflective Practice and Professional Responsibilities
The teacher enhances professional knowledge an skills by effectively interacting with other members of the educational community and participating in various types of professional activities.
Competency 013:
Legal and Ethical Issues in Education
The teacher understands and adheres to legal and ethical requirements for educators and is knowledgeable of the structure of education in Texas.

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