Making your students’ dreams happen is in your DNA. It’s in ours too.
For Counselors and Advisers
Texas OnCourse offers 28 training modules for counselors and advisers on topics related to financial aid, postsecondary and career pathways. Be prepared to advise any student for any post high-school opportunity – from traditional college and universities, to the military, to trade school, to going straight into a trade or career.
Click the button below to access our full suite of counselor training modules.
Over 2500 educators from across the state contributed to the development of the TXOC Academy, ensuring it will prepare you to advise any student for any post-secondary opportunity.
For Middle School Educators
TXOC is developing activities and lesson plans for middle school teachers, in alignment with the state’s career and technical education requirements. They include:
- Career exploration game: Middle Galaxy, developed in partnership with MIT’s media lab, is a fun way for middle schoolers to learn about career paths, whether at school, home or on their phones.
- Graduation planning tool: MapMyGrad enables students to assess their own skills and interests and use that knowledge to plan their path to high school graduation and beyond.
- Lesson plans and curriculum guide: The TXOC Curriculum Guide promotes deeper student engagement in career exploration and planning, aligned with TEKS for College and Career Readiness and Investigating Careers.
Do the TXOC resources sound like a great fit for your school? We are seeking schools and districts to join us as middle school partners. Signing on as a partner means you’ll be able to access data and information about how the TXOC resources make an impact on your students. You’ll also lead the way in ensuring the resources are aligned to meet the needs of students and teachers. For more information about a middle school partnership, email Lara Gueguen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available External Resources:
Understanding High School Graduation Requirements
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Planning Your Career
Launch My Career Texas
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Planning For College
College Access Counseling Certificate Program offered by the Center for College Readiness
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Applying to College
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