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 most recently in 2019,  this course curriculum is available for purchase and implementation in secondary schools. TASSP/TASC serve as the sponsoring organizations with TEA, and the course may 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 a supplemental resource for other classes or educational purposes. Licensing to offer the course for state credit is provided per individual campus (school).


The TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course Curriculum adopted in April 2019 and approved for the following three years includes course TEKS, activities to teach key concepts, and web-based resources.  The curriculum is provided via a PDF of the teacher guide.  Web-based resources to accompany the course are provided as well.  The fee to purchase the course materials and offer the course for state credit is $150.  The license is provided on an individual school basis.

TASC is in the process of developing a student workbook to accompany the class. 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). 

TASC also offers a Curriculum Supplement to accompany the TEKS which consists of 100 pages of leadership lessons written by leadership teachers.  This may be purchased for $30 from the TASC store.  It is item 70.

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 permission to offer the class for state credit, submit this form: 
Online Form: Course Enrollment Agreement/Curriculum Order Form    Licensing is offered on an individual campus(campus) basis.
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 web-based resources for the Leadership Class which can be accessed via this link:  Leadership Class Resources 
  • Additional resources may be purchased from the TASC store. 

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 » 

Sample pages from Curriculum Guide » 

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.