TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course/Materials

*There is also a Student Leadership Course/Curriculum Academy! Click Here »

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and Texas Association of Student Councils sponsor the TEA approved course, STUDENT LEADERSHIP. Developed originally in 1996, and revised in recent years, this course curriculum is available for purchase and implementation in secondary schools. TASSP/TASC serve as the sponsoring organization with TEA and the course can be offered in Texas High Schools for state elective credit (1/2 to 1 credit). Schools or school districts must purchase the curriculum through TASSP/TASC and complete the TASSP/TASC Participant Agreement to offer this course as state credit. The curriculum may be purchased as supplemental resource for other classes or educational purposes.


The revised curriculum includes in each chapter: course TEKS, activities to teach key concepts, and web-based resources. The teacher curriculum is provided via a website linkthat provides access to a pdf version of the teacher's guide as well as an electronic version of resources with live web links. The fee to enroll in this TASSP/TASC course and purchase the CD is $150. Individual Student Workbooks that accompany the Teacher's Guide are available for order from the TASC store. Each student workbook is $TBD (plus shipping/handling). (This workbook is being revised.)

Out of state inquiries regarding curriculum only: email Terry Hamm for pricing that does not include course approval from TEA. 

To purchase the teacher guide/curriculum and receive TEA credit to teach the class for state credit, submit this form: 
Online Form: Course Enrollment Agreement/Curriculum Order Form
Members will need to log in to complete the online form.  Non-members must create a profile.

  • Curriculum Supplement:  Please note that TASC offers  a new Curriculum Supplement with lessons to meet every section of the TEKS for the course. 
  • Resources for TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course:  TASC maintains a list of resources for the Leadership Class which can be accessed via this link:  Leadership Class Resources (Email [email protected] for access information.)

See the TASC store for order forms for the Curriculum Supplement. The Curriculum Supplement is item 70.

A strong student council advisor is best equipped to teach this course.

Ensure your leadership teacher is prepared to teach a successful class.  
TASC offers the Student Leadership Curriculum Academy each summer.
Upon request with a minimum of 15 attendees, TASC can provide onsite training.

For more information, email Terry or call 512-443-2100 ext. 8517.

Student Leadership: N1290010 | STUDEAD | 1credit | Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, (TASSP), www.tassp.org | 2019 -2022


Student Leadership is a course for students who seek opportunities to expand and deepen their group and individual leadership skills to positively impact their own 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. In some schools, the course is customized to meet the needs of formal student organizations such as student council. The course is adaptable across various student needs and student populations.  The course prepares students not only for active participation in school but also in their community. 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.

The topics or chapters included in the teacher's manual are:

1. The Structure of Leadership
2. Organization and Managerial Skills
3. Responsible Citizenship
4. Goal Setting
5. Group Process
6. Communication
7. Evaluation

Curriculum Guide Table of Contents »  This curriculum is being revised to match the newly adopted course TEKS.

Sample pages from Curriculum Guide »  This curriculum is being revised to match the newly adopted course TEKS.

Student Workbook Table of Contents »   This workbook is being revised to match the newly adopted course TEKS.

Approved Campuses »   Please check here to learn if your campus has purchased the course and is approved for state credit.