The Texas Council for the Social Studies represents social studies educators from across the state and serves as a voice on textbook and social studies issues. Membership in TCSS provides opportunities for professional growth and collaboration with other educators who care about the future of social studies education in Texas.

The Social Studies Texan is the official publication of the Texas Council for Social Studies. This juried journal is published 3 times a year and includes professional articles relating to social studies education, lesson plans and activities that have been used successfully in the classrooms of Texas. The Texan also provides up-to-date information about TCSS and pertinent social studies information important to classroom teachers.

TCSS hosts an annual 3 day fall conference for Texas educators with presentations covering the range of social studies subjects and grade levels.

The Texas Council honors outstanding elementary, middle and secondary teachers who become nominees for the NCSS Outstanding Teacher Awards. The NOVA Award is given to an outstanding first or second year teacher. The council also honors outstanding leadership and service through the presentation of the Billy Sills Distinguished Service Award.