Texas

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://tea.texas.gov/ 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

Yes

Texas does require a one-half credit high school elective course, developed in response to TEC, §28.0021, which requires each school district and each open-enrollment charter school that offers a high school program to provide this specific course in personal financial literacy as a high school elective. Standards are also embedded within the required economics course required for graduation. 

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/ch113c.html#113.49 

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Personal%20Financial%20Literacy%20FAQs%208-31-2016.pdf 

Personal Finance Standards in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences 

Yes

Family and Consumer Sciences offers a course entitled Dollars and Sense that covers personal financial literacy standards. 

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/dollars-and-sense 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards 

Yes

The Personal Financial Literacy standards are taught within the social studies curriculum. 

http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113/ch113c.html 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards 

Yes

Financial literacy standards are embedded within the course “Financial Mathematics”. Financial Mathematics is a course about personal money management. Students will apply critical-thinking skills to analyze personal financial decisions based on current and projected economic factors.

https://www.txcte.org/course-binder/financial-mathematics 

Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required for Graduation or Required to be Offered

No

Students are required to take economics that has some financial literacy embedded for graduation. The stand-alone financial literacy course is not required for graduation but can be taken for elective credit. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required

No