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Current Core Curriculum Change Requests & Evaluation

 NOTE: Information on this page relates to the current Core Curriculum (1999-2014). Procedures for evaluation and approval of the new Core Curriculum (implementation in Fall 2014) can be found on this website: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/corecurriculum2014 

Current Core Curriculum
Request for Changes to the Current Core Curriculum 

All public institutions of higher education that wish to make changes to their core curricula must submit a core curriculum change request to the Division of Workforce, Academic Affairs, and Research (WAAR) for review and approval. This ensures compliance with the framework of the core curriculum as approved by the Coordinating Board and provides Board staff with a database of current core curricula that can be used when dealing with transfer issues and disputes. Board Rules define a change to the core curriculum as:

  • Any addition or deletion of courses;
  • Change in the number of semester credit hours (SCH) required in a specific component area; or
  • Change in the overall number of SCH required for completion of the core curriculum.

Core Curriculum Change Request Form

The Board staff will transmit the documentation for approved changes to a designated individual who tracks the changes and posts them online at the Texas Core Web Center hosted by Texas State University at San Marcos.

Core Curriculum Evaluation Reports

The Texas Statutes require institutions to submit periodic reports to the Coordinating Board regarding the review and evaluation of the institution's Board-approved core curriculum. The links on this page are intended to provide assistance to institutions in the development of those reports and their submission to the Coordinating Board.

Questions regarding the submission or schedule should be directed to:

Melinda Valdez-Ellis, Ed.D.
Program Director
(512) 427-6115



Core Curriculum Legislation and Rules

Core Curriculum Legislation - Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S Transfer of Credit 

Current Core Curriculum Rules - in effect through Summer 2014


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