TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course/Materials

Purchase the updated curriculum: click here »  The curriculum must be purchased per campus, not per district.

  1. Create a TASC guest login (non-member) or members will need to login
  2. Complete the online order form
  3. Select a pay option: Invoice me (pay by check) or pay now (credit card).
  4. Once payment is received and processed the revised curriculum will be sent via email. Purchase Orders not accepted.

*$300 TASC/TASSP Student Leadership Course-Curriculum (includes Curriculum Supplement)

$150 Purchase revised curriculum. School owns the curriculum guide and has course approval on file with
TASSP (enrollment will be verified/Includes Curriculum Supplement) click here »

 *Licensing to offer the course for state credit is provided per individual campus (school).

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals and Texas Association of Student Councils sponsor the TEA-approved innovative course, STUDENT LEADERSHIP. Developed originally in 1996 and revised most recently in 2022,  the course curriculum is available for purchase and implementation in secondary schools. TASSP/TASC serves as the sponsoring organization with TEA, and the course may be offered in Texas High Schools (and with ISD approval at the 8th grade) for state elective credit (1/2 to 1 credit). Schools must purchase the curriculum through TASSP/TASC and complete the TASSP/TASC Participant Agreement to offer this course as state credit. The curriculum may also 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 2022 and approved for the following five 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 $300 and includes the Curriculum Supplement, both of which are delivered as PDFs.  The license is provided on an individual school basis.

If a school has previously purchased the curriculum and obtained TASSP/TEA permission to teach the class for state credit, the current curriculum, accompanied by the Curriculum Supplement, can be purchased for $150.

Out-of-state inquiries regarding curriculum only: email Patty Wangler 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: 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.

  • Resources for TASSP/TASC Student Leadership Course:  TASC maintains a list of web-based resources for the Leadership Class which are included with the curriculum.

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 about the course, email Patty

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


The purpose of the Student Leadership course provides students in grades 9-12 specific skills to positively impact their lives and their communities. Areas to be addressed include leadership theory, group dynamics, project management, team building, conflict resolution, communication, SMART goal setting, and collaborative strategies. The course is adaptable across various student populations. The course prepares students not only for active participation in school but also in their community. This course provides necessary information, experiences, and opportunities that will benefit students in secondary and post-secondary environments as they follow their chosen education or career path. Students solve relevant and current school and community issues by working collaboratively and independently on real-world tasks such as needs assessments, project planning, project implementation, and presentations. 

The topics or chapters included in the curriculum are as follows:
1.  Introduction to the Course
2.  The Structure of Leadership
3.  Organization and Managerial Skills
4.  Responsible Citizenship
5.  Goal Setting and Evaluation
6.  Group Interaction
7.  Communication
8.  Evaluation

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