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.state.tx.us. 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 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; Texas Education Code, Chapter 21; and/or Public Law 110-315, Sections 205-208.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed new rule begins November 14, 2014, and ends December 15, 2014. Comments on the proposed new rule may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us. The SBEC will also take registered oral and written comments on the proposed new rule at the January 9, 2015 special meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 24, 2014)
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: January 9, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: February 11-13, 2015)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC §228.70 (PDF)

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Proposed 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 educator preparation program 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.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed amendments begins November 14, 2014, and ends December 15, 2014. Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us. The SBEC will also take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendments at the January 9, 2015 special meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 24, 2014)
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: January 9, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: February 11-13, 2015)

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

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs, §229.9, Fees for Educator Preparation Program Approval and Accountability

Summary: As part of its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the Sunset Advisory Commission recommended a management action that fees in rule for educator certification and educator preparation programs be evaluated and adjusted to cover costs and ensure equity. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §229.9 would adjust certain fees to more adequately cover costs and increase the equity of fees across different types of fee payers.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed amendment begins November 14, 2014, and ends December 15, 2014. Comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us. The SBEC will also take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendment at the January 9, 2015 special meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 24, 2014)
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: January 9, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: February 11-13, 2015)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §229.9 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Certificate Issuance Procedures, §230.101, Schedule of Fees for Certification Services

Summary: As part of its report to the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the Sunset Advisory Commission recommended a management action that fees in rule for educator certification and educator preparation programs be evaluated and adjusted to cover costs and ensure equity. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §230.101 would adjust certain fees to more adequately cover costs and increase the equity of fees across different types of fee payers.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed amendment begins November 14, 2014, and ends December 15, 2014. Comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us. The SBEC will also take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendment at the January 9, 2015 special meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 24, 2014)
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: January 9, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: February 11-13, 2015)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §230.101 (PDF)

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Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments

Summary: The proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E, would clarify the appropriate credential for placement in a particular teaching assignment and ensure alignment with changes to public school curriculum as a result of House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed revisions begins November 14, 2014, and ends December 15, 2014. Comments on the proposed revisions may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us. The SBEC will also take registered oral and written comments on the proposed revisions at the March 6, 2015 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 24, 2014)
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: March 6, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: April 15-17, 2015)

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

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 233, Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates, §§233.3, 233.4, 233.5, and 233.14

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§233.3-233.5 and 233.14 would add deadlines for completion and submission requirements for specific Grades 8-12 certificates in the subject areas of English Language Arts and Reading, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Technology Applications and Computer Science, and Career and Technical Education (Certificates requiring experience and preparation in a skill area).

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed amendments begins November 14, 2014, and ends December 15, 2014. Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us. The SBEC will also take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendments at the March 6, 2015 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 24, 2014)
(Publication in the November 14, 2014 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: March 6, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: April 15-17, 2015)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 233 (PDF)

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