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 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§227.1, 227.5, 227.10, 227.15, and 227.20 and proposed new 19 TAC §227.17 and §227.19 would include changes as a result of House Bill (HB) 2012, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, which required the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the SBEC, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to perform a joint review of the existing standards for preparation and admission that are applicable to educator preparation programs (EPPs). In addition, HBs 1300 and 2205, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, would be addressed. The proposed revisions would update the rules to reflect current law, clarify minimum standards for all EPPs, allow for flexibility, and ensure consistency among EPPs in the state. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§227.103, 227.105, and 227.107 would reflect conforming technical edits. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §227.10 and §227.15 and proposed new §227.17 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes.

(SBEC Adoption: December 11, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: January 27-29, 2016)
(Projected Effective Date: February 28, 2016)

Text of Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter B (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 242, Superintendent Certificate, §242.20, Requirements for the Issuance of the Standard Superintendent Certificate

Summary: The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §242.20 would provide an individual seeking a superintendent certificate the option to substitute managerial experience in a public school district for the requirement of a principal certificate. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §242.20 was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes.

(SBEC Adoption: December 11, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: January 27-29, 2016)
(Projected Effective Date: February 28, 2016)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §242.20 (PDF)