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Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates

Summary: The proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227 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, which include 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 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.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins November 6, 2015, and ends December 7, 2015. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227 at the December 11, 2015 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 16, 2015)
(Publication in the November 6, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: December 11, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: January 27-29, 2016)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227 (PDF)

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