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Online CPE Courses

ATPE offers 41 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit through free online courses. Click here to see available courses and to get started.

In addition to our regular online professional development courses, ATPE has collaborated with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) and ACTIVE Life to provide ATPE members FREE professional learning opportunities for CPE credit during the 2013-14 school year. More information can be found here.

Live and archived webinars

In addition to the webinars we provide through our collaborative partnerships, ATPE has a number of archived webinars, several of which count for CPE credit. View a complete list of the archived webinars and register for them here.

ATPE Book Circle

The ATPE Book Circle is an opportunity for educators to earn CPE credit on their own time, while learning with and from other Texas educators.

Quarterly, participants in the ATPE Book Circle read a book related to educator professional development and discuss the book on the ATPE Idea Exchange and earn CPE credit upon course completion. Previous books studied include Rafe Esquith's There Are No Shortcuts and A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne. To learn more, visit the ATPE Idea Exchange.

ATPE Teacher Support Program

The ATPE Teacher Support Program is designed to provide both live and online support to teachers who are in their first through third years in the classroom, or who are new to a grade level or content area.

Click here for more information on the program, as well as applications and links to webinars and book studies.

Independent Study-CPE

Read articles from ATPE News and Essentials to earn continuing professional education credits. Learn more.

Videos of ATPE Summit Presentations

ATPE members may access videos of presentations from past ATPE Summit and Professional Learning and Networking (PLAN) events. Viewing these videos may count as "independent study" activities (not to exceed 20 percent of required clock hours) toward standard certificate renewal.

To view the videos, click on the links below. After viewing, print out a CPE certificate for your personal professional development files, and complete the essay question included on the certificate.

Opening General Session with Jonathan Kozol lock

See Jonathan Kozol, an award-winning author and advocate for public education quality, speak at the ATPE Summit's opening general session. During this keynote presentation, Kozol shares experiences and lessons learned from his work as an educator in inner-city Boston and discuss his incredible career, which has greatly influenced the teaching profession and public policy.

An Evening with Jonathan Kozol lock

Watch a recording of a special evening session with Jonathan Kozol and guest interviewer, Evan Smith, the editor-in-chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune and host of PBS’ Overheard with Evan Smith. Smith explores Kozol's 40 years of personal experiences with and research in public education

Presidents' Breakfast with Brad Cohen lock

In this video, award-winning educator and author Brad Cohen, shares the story of how he overcame the challenges of Tourette Syndrome to become Georgia's Teacher of the year.

SBEC Certificate Renewal

Do you need to know what’s required by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) to keep your certificate up to date? Learn more.