Professional School Counselor Academy applications
are due September 15, 2017.
The Professional School Counselor Academy is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and implemented by Texas Tech University in collaboration with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. If accepted, applicants pay a nominal fee of $250 to participate in all three phases of the Professional School Counselor Academy.
Academy Participation Fee – $250
Fee covers instructional programming and materials for all three phases, plus:
- Opportunity to network with Texas Education Agency staff
- Opportunity to network with professional school counselors from across the state
- Opportunity to earn more than 20 CPEs
- 2 nights lodging at Fall Symposium hotel
- 1 night lodging at Summer Symposium hotel
- Working lunches during the Fall and Summer Symposiums
Applicants will be invoiced for the $250 participation fee upon acceptance into the Professional School Counselor Academy. Payment will be due within 30 days of acceptance.
Accepted candidates will be notified by September 22th.
A block of rooms will be reserved for CTE Leadership Academy participants at the conference hotel for the nights of October 16 and October 17, 2017. Academy organizers will submit a rooming list to the hotel. Participants will not need to make any hotel arrangements unless they wish to arrive early or stay later. Additional information regarding hotel arrangements will be provided to participants with their acceptance notice.
September 15: Deadline for submitting application
Deadline for submitting online application is September 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
September 22: Participant notification date
Academy participants will be notified of acceptance by September 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
September 25: Cancellation deadline
Accepted applicants must cancel or withdraw their applications by this date. Cancellation notices should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 16: CTE 101 Workshop
Face-to-face version of CTE 101: Career and Technical Education in Texas will be held in Austin for Academy participants from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Pre-registration is required.
October 16: Phase I of Academy Begins
Phase I of the Academy begins in Austin, Texas on October 16 at 1:00 PM.
October 18: Phase I of Academy Adjourns
Phase I of the Academy adjourns on October 18 at 3:00 PM.
October 19 through June 1: Phase II of Academy
Phase II of the Academy is an independent or team professional growth project that participants plan and implement between October 19, 2016 and June 1, 2018.
Week of June 11, 2018: Phase III of Academy
Phase III of the Academy will be held in Austin over two consecutive days the week of June 11, 2018. Specific date and location will be determined before September 22, 2017.