Teacher Survey to Evaluate Educator Preparation Programs

New teachers under a standard certificate must respond to a survey at the end of the first year of teaching regarding the effectiveness of educator programs (EPPs) in preparing them to succeed in the classroom. The information gathered will assist in improving the educational experience for teacher candidates through EPPs. The survey applies only to new teachers that completed an EPP in Texas.

Current State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules in 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §229.3(f)(5), require each new teacher in a Texas public school to complete a survey about the effectiveness of their preparation.

The survey is authorized by Senate Bill 174, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009, included in 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP).  

The results from this survey are used for monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of EPPs.  

Teachers will receive an email on April 4, 2022 with a link to the survey to be completed. The email will be sent to the email address associated with their Educator Certification Online System (ECOS) Educator account. It is important that all teacher surveys are submitted by June 15, 2022. Teachers will receive 10 continuing professional education (CPE) hours for reviewing Survey Overview and Information (PDF) and for completion of the survey.

Key Dates for Teacher Survey Data Collection

  • April 4, 2022 — First-year teachers receive survey link via email
  • June 15, 2022 — Final date to submit teacher survey 

Frequently Asked Questions  

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document Teacher Survey FAQs 2022 (PDF).

For questions not addressed in the FAQ or assistance needed, please send an email to: teachersurvey@tea.texas.gov