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. The rule text on this page reflects what was approved as proposed by the SBEC. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved as adopted by the SBEC, subject to State Board of Education review.

During the proposed rule public comment period, you may submit public comments electronically using the public comment form. See proposals below for their comment periods.

If you have questions about the public comment process for proposed rulemaking, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact the TEA Rulemaking Unit at (512) 475-1497 or by email at sbecrules@tea.texas.gov.

The following links present the preamble filed with the Texas Register in PDF format. The preamble includes information describing the proposed rule action as well as the rule text. The PDF contains a bookmark that will allow you to navigate directly to the beginning of the rule text using the bookmarks feature of your PDF reader.

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The SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these proposed rules. 


PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Currently, there are no State Board for Educator Certification rules with open comment periods.


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs
Summary: The proposed revisions would establish requirements for intensive pre-service, for educator preparation program (EPP) name changes, and for a candidate seeking certification in two categories to have clinical teaching in both.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins May 31, 2019, and ends July 1, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the July 26, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. 
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: July 26, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: September 10-13, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: October 20, 2019)

Figure in Chapter 228 Preamble


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter A, General Provisions, §230.1, Definitions, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, §230.21, Educator Assessment, Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued, §230.36, Intern Certificates, and §230.37, Probationary Certificates, and Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures, §230.101, Schedule of Fees for Certification Services 
Summary: The proposed amendments would update the figure specifying required tests for issuance of the standard certificate; would create new requirements for issuance of intern and probationary certificates for the proposed new intensive pre-service option, as concurrently proposed in Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, and would update the list of certification testing fees to include the performance-based assessment, edTPA, and content certification (subject-matter only) examinations. 
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins May 31, 2019, and ends July 1, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the July 26, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. 
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: July 26, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: September 10-13, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: October 20, 2019)

Figure 230.21(e)


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, Subchapter D, Electives, Disciplinary Courses, Local Credit Courses, and Innovative Courses, Grades 6-12 Assignments, Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments, and Subchapter H, Assignments for Teachers Certified Before 1966 
Summary: The proposed revisions would incorporate courses approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE), would update the list of credentials appropriate for placement into an assignment, would make technical edits, and would delete an outdated subchapter.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins May 31, 2019, and ends July 1, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the July 26, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. 
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: July 26, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: September 10-13, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: October 20, 2019)