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 proposed rules with open public comment periods.


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs
Summary:
The proposed amendments would provide for commendations for high-performing EPPs, would adopt the accountability manual into rule, would clarify the determination of EPP accreditation status, would allow for the SBEC to require EPP action plans, would clarify the accreditation status of a certification class or category, and would allow for a contested case hearing of a certification class or category. Technical changes would also remove outdated provisions, clarify processes, and update language to align with other chapters.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins August 23, 2019, and ends September 23, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on this item at the October 4, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: October 4, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 14-15, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: December 22, 2019)

Figure in Chapter 229 Preamble
Figure: 19 TAC §229.1(c)
Figure: 19 TAC §229.3(f)(1))

 


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs
Summary: The proposed amendments would implement the statutory requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1839 and House Bills (HBs) 2039 and 3349, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The proposed amendments would add clarification for select definitions, would add language for admission requirements for the Early Childhood-Grade 3 (EC-3) and Trade and Industrial Workforce Training: Grades 6-12 certificates, and would clarify the implementation date in Subchapter A. The proposed amendments would implement subject-matter-only assessments to be used for the Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) in lieu of the current examination that tests an applicant's knowledge of both content and pedagogy prior to admission to an educator preparation program (EPP). The proposed amendments would also implement changes based on stakeholder input and Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff recommendations.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins August 23, 2019, and ends September 23, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on this item at the October 4, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: October 4, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 14-15, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: December 22, 2019)

Figure in Chapter 227 Preamble
Figure: 19 TAC §227.10(a)(4)(C) 
 


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 234, Military Service Members, Military Spouses, and Military Veterans
Summary: The proposed revisions would implement Senate Bill (SB) 1200, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019. The proposed revisions would allow military spouses licensed in other states, and in good standing, to teach in Texas with the credential issued by another state. Additional revisions would streamline the credentials review and certificate issuance process for all members of the military community (military service members, military spouses, and military veterans). 
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins August 23, 2019, and ends September 23, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on this item at the October 4, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. 
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: October 4, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 14-15, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: December 22, 2019)
 


Proposed Repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 239, Student Services Certificates, Subchapter E, Master Teacher Certificate
Summary: The proposed repeal of 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapter E, would implement the requirements of House Bill 3 (HB 3), 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2019. HB 3 requires that effective September 1, 2019, the SBEC can no longer issue or renew master teacher certificates. HB 3 also specifies that master teacher certificates will be designated as “legacy” certificates and recognized for assignment purposes until they expire.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins August 23, 2019, and ends September 23, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on this item at the October 4, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: October 4, 2019)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 14-15, 2019)
(Proposed Effective Date: December 22, 2019)

 

 

Contact Information

Rulemaking Unit
Phone: (512) 475-1497
Email: sbecrules@tea.texas.gov