What is the TCA?

The Texas Classical Association (TCA) is an organization for teachers and future teachers of the classics in Texas at all levels, from the elementary school through the university.

The TCA annual meeting, held each fall, features papers and workshops on Latin pedagogy, Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, and archaeology, as well as a keynote address by a distinguished scholar and teacher.

Each year the TCA awards five scholarships; three of its own and two for the Texas State Junior Classical League: one TCA Professional Scholarship of $500 intended to support projects undertaken by members of the association; two TCA Gareth Morgan Student Teacher Scholarships of $250 for college seniors enrolled in a Latin certification program in Texas; and two $1000 scholarships (TSJCL) named for Lourania Miller and Gareth Morgan for qualified high school seniors who are planning to continue their study of Latin and the classics while in college.

TCA's biannual journal, TEXAS CLASSICS IN ACTION, contains feature articles of interest to both high school teachers and professors, book and software reviews, pertinent reports that affect teaching the classics, plus a complete membership directory. TEXAS CLASSICS IN ACTION has received high praise both in state and abroad for its unique and varied content and its professional, upbeat design. It was awarded the Best State Newsletter for 1996-1997, 1999-2000, and 2000-2001 by CAMWS. The TCA also offers TEXAS CLASSICS IN ACTION by subscription to those not living in the state. The TCA also publishes a biannual newsletter with information about the annual conference in the fall and about scholarships in the spring.

TCA is active in all areas of concern to teachers of Latin and the classics. Among the organization's current projects are promotion of oral Latin, evaluation of the Texas ExCET exam for Latin teachers, development of educational materials for collections of ancient art in Texas museums, placement and recruitment of Latin teachers, and advocacy of Latin at the local and state level.

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