Mission and Vision
The Texas Council for the Social Studies is a nonprofit organization serving all social studies educators and supporters across the state. Social studies is the study of social relationships and the functioning of society. We are made up of history, government, economics, geography, civics, sociology, and anthropology specialists and professionals.
TCSS HistoryThe Texas Council for the Social Studies initially was a part of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in the 1920s. When state congressional budget cuts did away with this branch of the TEA a group of teachers took control of the organization. The following history of the beginning of the Texas Council for the Social Studies was written by Dr. James W. Baldwin, University of Texas, and is taken from the November 1951 issue of Social Studies Texan.
The success of TCSS depends on the countless hours, sweat, and passion of our leadership. We are thankful for all they do each and every day to support social studies education in Texas and beyond.