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 Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs, and Subchapter B, Preliminary Evaluation of Certification Eligibility

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates, Subchapter A, Admission to Educator Preparation Programs, and Subchapter B, Preliminary Evaluation of Certification Eligibility, would implement the statutory requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1839 and House Bills (HBs) 2039 and 1508, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017. The proposed amendments would also implement changes based on stakeholder input and Texas Education Agency staff recommendations.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins January 5, 2018, and ends February 5, 2018. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.govThe SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapters A and B, at the March 2, 2018 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: December 8, 2017)
(Publication in the January 5, 2018 issue of the Texas Register) 
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: March 2, 2018) 
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: April 13, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter A (PDF) 
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter B (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators,§230.21, Educator Assessment

Summary: The proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, §230.21, Educator Assessment, would update the figure in subsection (e) with the appropriate required examinations for Texas certificate issuance and would incorporate language that strengthens the provisions concerning test security and confidentiality integrity. Additional technical changes are being proposed for clarification purposes

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins January 5, 2018, and ends February 5, 2018. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.govThe SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter C, §230.20, at the March 2, 2018 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: December 8, 2017) 
(Publication in the January 5, 2018 issue of the Texas Register) 
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: March 2, 2018) 
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: April 13, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §230.21 (PDF)

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Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.11, Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours

Summary:  The proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.11, Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours, would implement changes resulting from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, which include adding new continuing professional education (CPE) topics for all educators. The proposed amendment would also add minimum requirements for several CPE topics for individuals holding standard classroom teacher, principal, and school counselor certificates.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins January 5, 2018, and ends February 5, 2018. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.govThe SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, Subchapter A, §232.11, at the March 2, 2018 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: December 8, 2017) 
(Publication in the January 5, 2018 issue of the Texas Register) 
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: March 2, 2018) 
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: April 13, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §232.11  (PDF)

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Classroom Teacher Certification Standards, Subchapter B, Elementary School Certificate Standards

Summary: Proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 235, Classroom Teacher Certification Standards, Subchapter B, Elementary School Certificate Standards, §§235.13, Content Standards, Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3, 235.15, Science of Teaching Reading Standards, Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3, 235.21, Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards, Early Childhood-Grade 6, and 235.25, Implementation Date, Early Childhood-Grade 6, would implement recent legislation from the 85th Texas Legislative Session, 2017, specify the educator standards required for the Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3 certification as well as the pedagogy and professional responsibilities (PPR) educator standards required for the Early Childhood-Grade 6 certification. The proposed new chapter reflects feedback provided by the SBEC-appointed Classroom Teacher Standards Advisory Committee for the Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3 and Early Childhood-Grade 6 PPR standards.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins January 5, 2018, and ends February 5, 2018. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.govThe SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter B, at the March 2, 2018 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: December 8, 2017) 
(Publication in the January 5, 2018 issue of the Texas Register) 
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: March 2, 2018) 
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: April 13, 2018)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter B (PDF)  

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