Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions, and the State Board of Education (SBOE) has reviewed them as required by statute. The agency has filed these rule actions with the Texas Register, and they have effective dates in the future. 

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. In addition, the SBOE agenda shows the rule item as it was presented to the SBOE. The items below indicate when the item was presented to the SBEC and SBOE.  


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 233, Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates, §§233.1, General Authority; 233.2, Generalist; 233.6, Bilingual Education; 233.7, English as a Second Language, and 233.13, Career and Technical Education (Certificates not requiring experience and preparation in a skill area)

Summary: The adopted amendment to 19 TAC §233.2 adds new certificates for Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6 and Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 to be issued no earlier than January 1, 2015. The adopted amendments to 19 TAC §§233.2, 233.6, and 233.7 add deadlines for completion and submission requirements for the last group of Generalist certificates the SBEC will issue. The adopted amendment to 19 TAC §233.13 removes language relating to expiration of certain sections of the rule and, instead provides deadlines for completion and submission requirements for the last group of Agricultural Science and Technology: Grades 6-12 and Business Education: Grades 6-12 certificates the SBEC will issue. The adopted amendments to 19 TAC §233.1 and §233.13 update administrative rule references. The amendments to 19 TAC §§233.1, 233.2, 233.6, 233.7, and 233.13 were adopted with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC adoption: October 24, 2014)
(SBOE review and no action taken: November 19-21, 2014)
(Effective date: December 28, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 233 (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases, Subchapter B, Enforcement Actions and Guidelines, §249.15, Disciplinary Action by State Board for Educator Certification, and §249.16, Eligibility of Persons with Criminal Convictions for a Certificate under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53

Summary: The adopted amendment to 19 TAC §249.15 conforms the section to the adopted amendments approved by the SBEC to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs. The adopted amendment to 19 TAC §249.16 clarifies that multiple statutory provisions provide the basis for certification actions based on criminal history. The amendment to 19 TAC §249.15, Disciplinary Action by State Board for Educator Certification, was adopted with changes. The amendment to 19 TAC §249.16, Eligibility of Persons with Criminal Convictions for a Certificate under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53, was adopted with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC adoption: October 24, 2014)
(SBOE review and no action taken: November 19-21, 2014)
(Effective date: December 28, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter B (PDF)