Texas Science Education Leadership Association

What is Texas Science Education Leadership Association (TSELA)

  • TSELA is an organization that provides leadership for the improvement of science instruction.
  • TSELA is an organization that provides regular communication among science education leaders.
  • TSELA provides support and develop solutions for common issues and interests.
  • TSELA provides professional growth opportunities

How do I join TSELA?

Be part of a dynamic group of dedicated science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education and working toward the same goal—to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all students.

Our annual membership dues are $20 per year. If you need to join or renew your membership, visit the membership section on this website. You will find directions and a downloadable PDF form. If you have questions about membership, please contact our membership manager, Mary Poarch, at <membership@tselaonline.org>.

2013 TSELA Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award.
Congratulations to Jan Wilson of Mesquite ISD for receiving our prestigious "Outstanding Leadership in Science Education" Award.Visit our awards page for more information or to nominate someone for the annual TSELA Award.

Nominations for TSELA Officers
Congratulations to Jennifer Jordan-Kaszuba of Austin for being elected as President-Elect for 2014-2015. Visit our officers page for information on how to become part of the leadership team.

Bylaws for TSELA
The most current bylaws for our organization are available online (PDF).

Current News

Next TSELA Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

CAST Conference
Anatole Hotel - Chantilly West Ballroom.
2201 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

TSELA News Bulletins

TSELA News Update, November 17, 2014 (PDF)

TSELA News Update, October 29, 2014 (PDF)

TSELA News Bulletin, September 9, 2014 (PDF)

TSELA News Bulletin, February 19, 2014 (PDF)

TSELA News Bulletin, January 30, 2014 (PDF)

TSELA News Bulletin, November 2, 2013(PDF)

TSELA News Bulletin, October 16, 2013 (PDF)

TSELA News Bulletin, September 4, 2013 (PDF)

Past Meeting – June 27 – Fort Worth
Thanks to the TSELA members who attended the meeting in Fort Worth . All meeting materials are available online soon. We appreciate the keynote speakers and the panelists who shared information during our event. Visit our previous meeting pages to see the complete agenda and presentation materials from an informative and engaging day with Texas science leaders.

Latest Position Statements
Visit our news page to see two newest position statements, “Framework for K-12 Science Education” and “Scientific and Engineering Practices.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Who do you ask? This list can help.

For information about the organization, please contact the president.

For membership information, please contact the membership manager.

For TSELA awards information, please contact the president-elect.

For information about sponsorships, please contact the past-president.

Websites of Affiliated Groups [Click here for additional organizations]
STAT logo Science Teachers Association of Texas NSTA logo National Science Teachers Association NSELA logo National Science Education Leadership Association