Proposed State Board for Educator Certification Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and filed with the Texas Register are available here. You may submit public comments on proposed rules electronically to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. Please specify in your message the rule actions to which your comments apply.

The SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these rules.

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Proposed 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 revisions would incorporate career and technical education courses approved by the State Board of Education. The proposed revisions would also incorporate requirements to complete Texas Education Agency-approved training or appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety and add certificate areas to the list of credentials appropriate for placement into a particular assignment.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins September 1, 2017, and ends October 2, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapters C and E, at the October 6, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: August 4, 2017)
(Publication in the September 1, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of adoption by SBEC: October 6, 2017)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 7-10, 2017)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter C (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.11, Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours

Summary: The proposed amendment would implement changes resulting from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, and would add several topics to the continuing professional education requirements for all educators, including classroom teachers and principals.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins September 1, 2017, and ends October 2, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendment to 19 TAC §232.11 at the October 6, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: August 4, 2017)
(Publication in the September 1, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of adoption by SBEC: October 6, 2017)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 7-10, 2017)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §232.11 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 234, Military Service Members, Military Spouses, and Military Veterans

Summary: The proposed amendments would implement the requirement from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, to extend a temporary certificate for military spouses to three years and also provide clarification of renewal requirements for military service members, military spouses, and military veterans.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins September 1, 2017, and ends October 2, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 234 at the October 6, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: August 4, 2017)
(Publication in the September 1, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of adoption by SBEC: October 6, 2017)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 7-10, 2017)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 234 (PDF)

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Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Student Services Certificates, Subchapter A, School Counselor Certificate, and Subchapter C, Educational Diagnostician Certificate

Summary: The proposed revisions would update the requirements for the minimum admission, preparation, standards, certificate issuance, and renewal for the School Counselor and Educational Diagnostician certificates. The proposed revisions reflect feedback provided by the SBEC-appointed advisory committees for the School Counselor Certificate and Educational Diagnostician Certificate.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins September 1, 2017, and ends October 2, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapters A and C, at the October 6, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: August 4, 2017)
(Publication in the September 1, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest Possible Date of adoption by SBEC: October 6, 2017)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 7-10, 2017)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapter C (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapters A and C