Proposed State Board for Educator Certification Rules


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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§227.1, 227.5, 227.10, 227.15, 227.17, 227.19, and 227.20 would include changes to provide clarification to questions that Texas Education Agency staff has received from educator preparation programs (EPPs) and applicants to EPPs. In addition, the proposed amendments would clarify minimum standards for all EPPs, allow for flexibility, and ensure consistency among EPPs in the state.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins July 1, 2016, and ends August 1, 2016. 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 §§227.1, 227.5, 227.10, 227.15, 227.17, 227.19, and 227.20 at the August 5, 2016 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: June 10, 2016)
(Publication in the July 1, 2016 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: August 5, 2016)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: September 14-16, 2016)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter A (PDF)

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