Free online professional development

Become the go-to source for career and college planning. The Academy has over 30 learning modules on endorsements, graduation plans, career pathways, entrance exams, college applications, military academies, financial aid, and more. All these free modules are available remotely, and you can review them at your own pace.

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Online training for COVID-19

If you’re looking to transition your in-person training to online due to COVID-19, start here. Are you seeking ideas and guidance for delivering or facilitating remote professional development with your counseling staff? You’ll want to check out our free remote PD toolkit, available for a limited time.

Loaded with free resources

Educators love the handouts we include in the Academy, including this one on the SAT versus the ACT. You can bookmark these handouts, print them, post them on your wall, and share them with families. The Academy also includes videos, PowerPoint presentations, and more great resources to help you save time and communicate clearly.

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Suitable for all educators

The Academy is created by educators, for all educators. It’s a great online tool for any educator who supports students in their plans after high school. English teachers can access the most up-to-date info on college applications. Coaches can find NCAA resources for their student athletes. Economics teachers can find tips on completing the FAFSA.

Earn continuing professional education hours.

The Academy is also certified to offer continuing professional education (CPE) credit. Counselors and advisers can earn up to 31 CPE credits by completing badges in the Texas OnCourse Academy. Visit our CPE page to understand how to collect your credit.

Texas OnCourse Leader Fellow Belinda Lytle

"If a counselor called me and asked, 'Why would I use Texas OnCourse?,' I would tell them, this is the answer to all of your Google searching and all of your phone calls, and all of your digging through the files that you've had for 12 years."

Belinda Lytle High School Counselor
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