Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Subject to SBOE Review

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions subject to the State Board of Education (SBOE) review required by the Texas Education Code, §21.042. If the SBOE reviews and takes no action on a rule, the agency will file it with the Texas Register and determine a future effective date. You can view rules that have been filed with the Texas Register and are awaiting their effective dates on the page Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective.

Rule text is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available on the Adobe website, to access PDF files. If there are changes to the rule text since it was published as proposed, the changes are shown in red.

The SBEC agenda provides detailed information on these rules.


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs

Summary: Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.042, requires the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to submit a written copy of each rule it proposes to adopt to the State Board of Education (SBOE) for review. At its September 14, 2018 meeting, the SBOE rejected the proposed amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs. The SBEC discussed and reconsidered the action taken at the August 2018 SBEC meeting to adopt, subject to SBOE review, the proposed amendments. To address the SBOE's concerns, SBEC removed the proposed amendment to §228.35 that allowed educator preparation programs (EPPs) to provide candidates seeking certification in Marketing: Grades 6-12 and Health Science: Grades 6-12 with fewer than 300 clock-hours of coursework and/or training. The amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228 were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBOE Review Date: November 13-16, 2018)
(Projected Effective Date: December 20, 2018)

Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228 (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators; Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued; Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate; Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures; and Subchapter H, Texas Educator Certificates Based on Certification and College Credentials from Other States or Territories of the United States

Summary: Chapter 230 serves as a foundation for the practices and procedures related to educator preparation and certification. The adopted subchapters outline testing requirements for certification; provide general eligibility, recommendation, and issuance requirements for several types of certificates; identify fees for certification services; and confirm the overall process for individuals already certified in other states or countries to obtain Texas certification. The adopted amendments provide necessary updates to certification and/or testing requirements and align SBEC rules where applicable with provisions from recent legislation. The amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230 were adopted without changes since published as proposed.

(SBOE Review Date: November 13-16, 2018)
(Projected Effective Date: December 23, 2018)

Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapters C, D, E, G, and H (PDF)


Adopted Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 241, Principal Certificate, and New 19 TAC Chapter 241, Certification as Principal

Summary: The adopted repeal of and new 19 TAC Chapter 241 reorganizes the chapter to allow for the chapter title to reflect both the proposed new principal certificate as well as the current principal certificate, establishes the requirements for the proposed new principal certificate, and provides for a proposed new endorsement for individuals who hold a certificate to serve in the role of principal. The repeal of and new Chapter 241 are adopted without changes since published as proposed.

(SBOE Review Date: November 13-16, 2018)
(Projected Effective Date: December 23, 2018)

Adopted New 19 TAC Chapter 241 (PDF)