Professional Development Training Requirements
Based on Chapter 805 Adult Education and Literacy Rules
State policy subject to interpretation by Texas Workforce Commission

Please note that there are specific due dates related to the clock hour Professional Development Training Requirements listed above.
If you have any questions regarding Professional Development hours and due dates, please send a fax to (713) 718-6287 or email: adulteducation.pd@hccs.edu. Be sure to include your name and phone number with your fax or email.

July 1st begins our new fiscal year 2016 - 2017. Clock hour Professional Development training requirements* are as follows:

Clock Hour Requirements

Position
3 Administrative/Secretarial, or Other Clerical Staff 
3 Instructional Aides 
3 Data Entry Staff 3 hours must be related to primary job duties 
3 Student Support/Service Staff (includes college and career transitional support) 
15 Director 
15 Supervisor or Coordinator (including those that oversee program assessment services and/or accountability) 
15 Literacy Instructor
15 Hours must include: 3 clock hours of Principles of Adult Learning
6 clock hours in relevant areas of literacy instruction and
6 clock hours at the discretion of the program that consist of content related to the AEL program’s purpose
(6 clock hours of content area professional development may be waived for individuals who have 18 or more college semester undergraduate or graduate hours in relevant areas of literacy instruction. This waiver is permanent. However, these individuals must complete 3 clock hours of Principles of Adult Learning and 3 clock hours in the relevant areas of literacy instruction. This potential waiver is optional, at the discretion of the local program.) 
Exempt if they fit the definition of a Substitute Instructor  Substitute Instructor An instructor who works on call, does not have a full-time assignment, and does not assume permanent responsibilities for class instruction. An individual is considered a substitute if he or she instructs a particular class for four or fewer consecutive class meetings. 
Same as Literacy Instructors  Workforce Training Instructor 
3 Test Proctor (includes BEST Assessors)
3 hours must be related to primary job duties
If the Test Proctor also serves as a Literacy Instructor, they must complete the required number of hours as a Literacy Instructor 
3 Trainer 
Exempt  Janitorial or Maintenance Staff 
15 Volunteers
15 hours if they acquire student contact hours
Volunteers, cont.
15 Hours must include: 3 clock hours of Principles of Adult Learning
6 clock hours in relevant areas of literacy instruction and
6 clock hours at the discretion of the program that consist of content related to the AEL program’s purpose 

Resources

Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network (TRAIN)

 
 
 

The TRAIN PD Consortium at TCALL is responsible for delivering state-directed training, including training-of-trainer (TOT) events, an informational clearinghouse and other resources to support local programs, students, and stakeholders, and online options aimed to build access and responsiveness to training content. PD Specialists within the consortium are responsible for deploying statewide PD activities, identifying and recruiting additional contract trainers, developing and delivering training throughout the state, including training for digital delivery, and assisting local grant recipients with local PD planning and services.

Local AEL program and TRAIN PD responsibilities for professional development are outlined below. For a full description of the Texas AEL PD Model and for TRAIN PD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), see the links above

Professional Development

 

Professional Development for HCC Adult Education is coordinated through The Teacher Development Academy. The Academy strives to provide a variety of training opportunities to enhance the teaching skills and support skills of our staff and that of our Community Partners of the Houston Literacy Consortium to ultimately serve our students in the best way possible. Through your active participation, we invite you to share with us in this vision for excellence.