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.

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The SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these proposed rules. 


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases
Summary: The proposed amendments would implement House Bill (HB) 3, Senate Bills (SBs) 1230, 1476, and 37, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, by reflecting new reporting requirements for superintendents, principals, and directors of public schools and private school administrative officers; adding individuals listed on the registry of persons ineligible to work in public schools to the people that must be fired or refused employment by a certified educator; and removing the reference to student loan default as a ground for discipline by the SBEC. The proposed amendments would allow the SBEC to deny the application for certification of any person who had abandoned a Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 21, contract within the preceding 12 months.  The proposed amendments would also make technical changes to improve the readability of provisions and to align citations.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins October 25, 2019, and ends November 25, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on this item at the December 6, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
(Earliest SBEC Adoption: December 6, 2019)
(Earliest SBOE Review Date: January 30-31, 2020)
(Proposed Effective Date: March 5, 2020)

Send a public comment on the proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249


Currently, there are no proposed rules with closed public comment periods.




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