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 SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these proposed rules.

Rule text is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available on the Adobe website, to access PDF files.


Proposed 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 subchapters being amended 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 proposed amendments would provide necessary updates to certification and/or testing requirements and align State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules where applicable with provisions from recent legislation.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins August 24, 2018, and ends September 24, 2018. A form for submitting public comments is available on the Proposed Rules web page of the SBEC. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, at the October 5, 2018 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: October 5, 2018)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 16, 2018)
(Proposed Effective Date: December 23, 2018)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter C (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter D (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter E (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter G (PDF)
Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Subchapter H (PDF)

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

Summary: The proposed repeal of and new 19 TAC Chapter 241 would reorganize the chapter to allow for the chapter title to reflect both the proposed new principal certificate as well as the current principal certificate, would establish the requirements for the proposed new principal certificate, and would provide for a proposed new endorsement for individuals who hold a certificate to serve in the role of principal.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins August 24, 2018, and ends September 24, 2018. A form for submitting public comments is available on the Proposed Rules web page of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed repeal of and new 19 TAC Chapter 241, at the October 5, 2018 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: October 5, 2018)
(Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: November 16, 2018)
(Proposed Effective Date: December 23, 2018)

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 241 (PDF)

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