Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Subject to SBOE Review

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions subject to the State Board of Education (SBOE) review required by the Texas Education Code, §21.042. If the SBOE reviews and takes no action on a rule, the agency will file it with the Texas Register and determine a future effective date. You can view rules that have been filed with the Texas Register and are awaiting their effective dates on the page Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective.

Rule text is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available on the Adobe website, to access PDF files. If there are changes to the rule text since it was published as proposed, the changes are shown in red.

The SBEC agenda provides detailed information on these rules.


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter B, General Certification Requirements, §230.11, General Requirements

Summary: The proposed amendment would specify the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) and the minimum scaled scores required for each section of the test to demonstrate English language proficiency for a candidate whose degree was earned outside the United States in a country where the official language is not English. The proposed amendment would also allow a candidate to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement if the candidate's degree was earned in a country outside of the United States where English is the official language as identified in proposed Figure: 19 TAC §230.11(b)(5)(C).

(SBEC adoption: August 4, 2017)
(SBOE review date: September 12-15, 2017)
(Projected Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §230.11 (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.9, Inactive Status and Late Renewal

Summary: The proposed amendment would clarify procedures used by the automated system to process late applications submitted for standard certificate renewal. The proposed amendment was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC adoption: June 9, 2017)
(SBOE review date: September 12-15, 2017)
(Projected Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §232.9 (PDF)