College Station Independent School District

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Required Professional Development

All members of the staff who work with students in any instructional environment must attend training activities. This includes administrators, teachers, professional support staff and instructional paraprofessionals. College Station ISD has scheduled 10 inservice days during the school year for all instructional staff members. Specific days are designated as District days and the remaining days have been reserved for campus professional development initiatives, campus planning, teacher workdays, and one elementary parent conference day. These days are noted on the district calendar.

New Teacher University

  • College Station ISD conducts a three day New Teacher University (NTU) professional development each August prior to district-wide days. NTU is for all teachers new to the district. The August training is followed by additional training days during the school year for all teachers new to CSISD and in-district teachers who have completed their first year of teaching. These dditional days of training (2-4) occur during the school year. For these trainings teachers are assigned to groups based on their years of teaching experience. Instructional Coaches are located on each campus for continuous support of new staff. In addition, mentors are assigned to staff who are in their first year of teaching.

New Employee Orientation

  • New Employee Orientation is for all new instructional employees and instructional support personnel, including instructional paraprofessionals. Please contact Human Resources at 979-764-5411 for more information.

Gifted and Talented

  • CSISD requires all teachers to acquire 30 hours of Level 1 Gifted and Talented training. Initial teacher training for 1st through 12th grade staff must be completed before the beginning of the second year of employment. Kindergarten teachers must complete this training during the first semester of employment.
  • The District also requires that teachers attend 6 hours of update training annually.
  • All administrators and counselors must have an initial 6 hours of GT training which includes Nature and Needs and Identification/Assessment. This training must be completed by the end of the first semester of the first year of employment in the district.


  • All Bilingual/ESL teachers must have training in Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) procedures.
  • All Bilingual/ESL teachers must have training in the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment system (TELPAS).
  • All Bilingual/ESL teachers must have training in the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).

Special Education

  • State Law requires that every instructional staff member receives Special Education training annually. District inservice meets this requirement. Staff certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) must recertify every year. All teachers must receive training on the Texas Behavior Support Initiative (TBSI).
  • Contact the Director of Special Services for specific training requirements.

Dyslexia Specialists

  • Contact the Coordinator of Special Services for specific training requirements.

Extra-Curricular Activity Sponsors and Staff

  • Teachers who are responsible for extra-curricular activities are required to complete Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training every other year.

Additional Required Training for CSISD Campus Staff:

  • The following training is also required for campus staff as indicated below. Training that is required annually is marked accordingly:
    • FERPA training
    • Sexual Harassment training
    • Child Abuse/Neglect training (annually)
    • Sexual Abuse of Children training (annually)
    • Special Education/IEP implementation training
    • Emergency Operations training
    • Bloodborne Pathogens training (annually)
    • Bullying Prevention training (annually)
    • Mental Health Detection and Suicide Prevention training
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