TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Class

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The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and the Texas Association of Student Councils sponsor Student Leadership, a TEA-approved class. Developed originally in 1996 and most recently revised in 2022, the course curriculum is available for purchase and implementation in secondary schools. TASSP/TASC serves as the sponsoring organization with TEA, and the course may be offered for ½ to 1 state elective credit. Schools must purchase the curriculum through TASC and complete the TASSP/TASC Participant Agreement to offer this versatile course as state credit. The curriculum may also be purchased as a supplemental resource for other classes or educational purposes. Licensing to offer the course for state credit is provided per individual campus (school).

The revised curriculum includes in each chapter course TEKS, activities to teach key concepts and web-based resources. The curriculum and web-based resources to accompany the course are provided via PDF. The revised curriculum also includes a Curriculum Supplement (100 pages of leadership lessons developed by leadership teachers.)

TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course/Materials


The curriculum with permission to teach the class for state credit may be purchased for $300 and includes a Curriculum Supplement (100 pages of leadership lessons written by leadership teachers.) The curriculum must be purchased per campus, not per school district.

  • If a school has previously purchased a curriculum, the updated curriculum may be purchased for $150 and includes the Curriculum Supplement.
    *Not sure if your campus has previously obtained permission to offer this class for state credit? 
    See the list of approved campuses here »
  • Questions about the curriculum [email protected]


The Student Leadership Class is a course for students seeking opportunities to expand and deepen their group and individual skills to positively impact their lives and community.

  • Building on collaborative skills and habits of mind, students will gain knowledge and expertise in leadership skills, including goal setting, effective communication, organization time management, and collaborative strategies.
  • Students solve relevant and current school and community issues by working collaboratively and independently on high-level, real-world tasks such as project proposals, portfolios, and presentations.
  • In some schools, the course is customized to meet the needs of formal student organizations such as student council.
  • However, this course is adaptable across various student needs and student populations. 

    Information regarding the course:
        Who should take this class and why? »
        Reasons for teaching leadership »
        Course description & recommended educator certifications »
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2023 Student Leadership Course & Curriculum Academy

June 15-16, 2023

NEW TEKS in 2022!

Student Leadership was approved for five more years in April 2022 and has new TEKS.
To continue teaching the class for state credit, the campus must follow the new TEKS and use the new Curriculum Guide.  Purchase and approval are by individual campus, not district or teacher.

The Academy is open to anyone teaching or interested in teaching the TASSP State Credit Student Leadership Class, as well as those who want to enhance their skills for working with a council, club, or leadership team.


TASC Board of Directors Registration and Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made until Early Bird Registration closes. Requests for refunds or cancellations must be submitted via email and will incur a $100 cancellation fee. No cancellations will be allowed, and no refunds will be made after that date. Those not canceling by the Early Bird Deadline or submitting registrations after the Early Bird Deadline will be billed the full amount for all persons registered, including no-shows. There will be a $100 cancellation fee for cancellations prior to the Early Bird Deadline. No cancellations are available after the Early Bird Deadline. Substitutions may be made. If registration is not canceled by the stated deadline, the full registration amount will be charged to the school/individual.al.