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 Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments

Summary: The proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E, would clarify the appropriate credential for placement in a particular teaching assignment and ensure alignment with changes to public school curriculum as a result of House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E, were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: March 27, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: April 15-17, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: May 24, 2015)

Text of Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 233, Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates, §§233.3, 233.4, 233.5, and 233.14

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§233.3-233.5 and 233.14 would add deadlines for completion and submission requirements for specific Grades 8-12 certificates in the subject areas of English Language Arts and Reading, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Technology Applications and Computer Science, and Career and Technical Education (Certificates requiring experience and preparation in a skill area). The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§233.3-233.5 and 233.14 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: March 27, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: April 15-17, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: May 24, 2015)

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