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 amendments to 19 TAC §§231.49, 231.65, 231.71, 231.73, 231.75, 231.77, 231.211, 231.213, 231.241, 231.573, and 231.591 and proposed new 19 TAC §§231.81, 231.193, 231.195, 231.395, 231.579, and 231.581 would clarify the appropriate credential for placement in a particular teaching assignment.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins July 3, 2015, and ends August 3, 2015. 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 §§231.49, 231.65, 231.71, 231.73, 231.75, 231.77, 231.211, 231.213, 231.241, 231.573, and 231.591 and proposed new 19 TAC §§231.81, 231.193, 231.195, 231.395, 231.579, and 231.581 at the August 7, 2015 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: June 12, 2015)
(Publication in the July 3, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: August 7, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: September 9-11, 2015)

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

Send a public comment on Proposed Revisions to Chapter 231, Subchapters C and E


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases

Summary: The proposed amendments would modify the certified educator discipline process to clarify that the SBEC has final approval of each settlement by voting on agreed orders and that the SBEC may sanction an educator for a violation of the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.085. The TEC, §21.041(b)(7), authorizes the SBEC to adopt rules that provide for disciplinary proceedings for certificate holders.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposed amendments began April 24, 2015, and ended May 26, 2015. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendments at the August 7, 2015 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. At its June 12, 2015 meeting, the SBEC postponed action on 19 TAC Chapter 249 until the August 7, 2015 meeting.

(SBEC approval of proposal: March 27, 2015)
(Publication in the April 24, 2015 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: June 12, 2015)
(Scheduled date for SBEC adoption, subject to State Board of Education review: August 7, 2015)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: September 9-11, 2015)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter D (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter E (PDF)