TEX2 - Texas Teacher Externship Program


The Center for STEM Education launches the Texas Teacher Externships Program and announces RFA


The Center for STEM Education will be accepting applications for the Texas Teacher Externships Program (TEX2) beginning November 30, 2017. Funded by the Texas Education Agency, TEX2 will provide resources and support to offer teachers across the state of Texas experiences interacting directly with industry leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Center will award $20,000 grants to up to 31 selected organizations to develop programs that provide opportunities for classroom teachers to learn about local industry trends, needs, and opportunities that they can then bring back to their classrooms to enhance instruction and, ultimately, student learning and achievement.

Learn more about the Texas Teacher Externships Program


Important Dates

RFA Open – November 30, 2017

TEX2 Pre-Applicant Training Webinar – December 7, 2017, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

RFA Close – February 1, 2018

Notification of Acceptance – February 15, 2018

Grant Period – March 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019


RFA Resources

TEX2 Grant Application Portal – The grant application is accessed and completed online. Visit Grant Application Portal

TEX2 RFA Guidelines – This document contains the complete details, instructions, and timeline for the externship program. Download RFA Guidelines (PDF)

TEX2 Pre-Applicant FAQs – A collection of frequently asked questions about the RFA, many of which were asked and answered during the Pre-Applicant Webinar. Download FAQ Document (PDF) FAQs last updated, December 12, 2017

TEX2 Resources – A collection of documents, presentations, and links about the externships program and related topics. View Resources

TEX2 Pre-Applicant Training Webinar – An informational webinar was be held on December 7, 2017. If you missed it or would like to review the content, a recording is accessible here: View Webinar Recording (Adobe Connect)

TEX2 Pre-Applicant Training Webinar Presentation – The presentation from the webinar is available for download as a PDF. Download Presentation (PDF)

Note – There are more resources available on the TEX2 Resources page.


TEX2 Interest Form

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Learn more about the Texas Teacher Externships Program