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 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs, §229.9, Fees for Educator Preparation Program Approval and Accountability

Summary: As part of its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the Sunset Advisory Commission recommended a management action that fees in rule for educator certification and EPPs be evaluated and adjusted to cover costs and ensure equity. The proposed amendment to §229.9 would adjust certain fees to more adequately cover costs and increase the equity of fees across different types of fee payers. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §229.9 was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: June 12, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: July 15-17, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: September 1, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §229.9 (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures, §230.101, Schedule of Fees for Certification Services, and §230.103, E-Pay Supplemental Fee

Summary: As part of its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the Sunset Advisory Commission recommended a management action that fees in rule for educator certification and EPPs be evaluated and adjusted to cover costs and ensure equity. The proposed amendments to §230.101 and §230.103 would adjust certain fees to more adequately cover costs and increase the equity of fees across different types of fee payers. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §230.101 and §230.103 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: June 12, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: July 15-17, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: September 1, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter G (PDF)