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 New 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, §228.70, Complaints and Investigations Procedures

Summary: As part of its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the Sunset Advisory Commission recommended a management action that adopts procedures for educator preparation program (EPP) complaints that outline all phases of the EPP complaint process, as well as track and analyze complaint data. Proposed new 19 TAC §228.70 would establish procedures for filing a complaint against an EPP, impose specific responsibilities on an EPP regarding complaints, and establish the consequences if an EPP is found to be in violation of SBEC rules and/or Texas Education Code, Chapter 21. Proposed new 19 TAC §228.70 was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes.

(SBEC Adoption: January 9, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: February 11-13, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: March 22, 2015)

Text of Adopted New 19 TAC §228.70 (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs, §229.4, Determination of Accreditation Status, §229.5, Accreditation Sanctions and Procedures, and §229.6, Continuing Approval

Summary: As part of its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the Sunset Advisory Commission recommended a management action that adopts procedures for EPP complaints that outline all phases of the EPP complaint process. Proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, §228.70, Complaints and Investigations Procedures, would add these procedures in rule, and, as a result, proposed amendments to Chapter 229 are necessary. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§229.4-229.6 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: January 9, 2015)
(SBOE Review Date: February 11-13, 2015)
(Projected Effective Date: March 22, 2015)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC §§229.4-229.6 (PDF)