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 C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, and Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§231.49, 231.65, 231.71, 231.73, 231.75, 231.77, 231.211, 231.213, 231.241, 231.573, and 231.591 and proposed new 19 TAC §§231.81, 231.193, 231.195, 231.395, 231.579, and 231.581 would clarify the appropriate credential for placement in a particular teaching assignment. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§231.49, 231.65, 231.71, 231.73, 231.75, 231.77, 231.211, 231.213, 231.241, 231.573, and 231.591 and proposed new 19 TAC §§231.81, 231.193, 231.195, 231.395, 231.579, and 231.581 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: August 7, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: September 9-11, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: October 18, 2015)

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


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases

Summary: The proposed amendments would clarify requirements for superintendents reporting the resignation of educators when there is evidence of educator wrongdoing and clarify that the SBEC may sanction an educator for a violation of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.085. The proposed amendments would also modernize and clarify the description of the procedures SBEC follows for final orders, and make minor corrections to statutory citations. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §249.7 was not adopted. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §249.35 and §249.39 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes. All other amendments were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: August 7, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: September 9-11, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: October 18, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter D (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter E (PDF)