The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1995 to recognize public school educators as professionals and grant educators the authority to govern the standards of their profession. The board oversees all aspects of the preparation, certification, and standards of conduct of public school educators.
SBEC members include 11 voting members appointed by the governor to six-year terms: four classroom teachers, one counselor, two administrators, and four citizens. Three non-voting members also serve on the board: the governor appoints a dean of a college of education, the Commissioner of Education appoints a staff member of the Texas Education Agency, and the Commissioner of Higher Education appoints a staff member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
SBEC is required to meet at least once per quarter of the calendar year. Meetings are held in the William B. Travis State Office Building, which houses the Texas Education Agency, at 1701 North Congress Ave. in Austin.
The next SBEC meeting will be June 10, 2016. Visit the SBEC Meetings page for agendas, public testimony registration, and archived meeting agendas.
The TEA provides meeting webcasts for people interested in watching from a computer or device.
Minutes are available from past SBEC meetings.
SBEC Operating Procedures
SBEC Operating Procedures outline the board's powers and duties, establish procedural rules, set standards of conduct for board members, and define the responsibilities of the board and TEA staff.
This page describes core values and goals SBEC has established to meet their mission.
For educator certification (TEAL account access, name changes, address updates, educator certificates, certificate renewals), educator testing, educator preparation programs or fingerprinting questions please call (512) 936-8400.
For inquiries not listed above, contact the State Board for Educator Certification at (512) 936-9831.