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.
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PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS
Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Classroom Teacher Certification Standards, Subchapter F, Supplemental Certificate Standards
Summary: The proposed new subchapter would specify the certification standards for the English as Second Language Supplemental Certificate.
Public Comment Period: March 15, 2019 - April 15, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the April 26, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC: April 26, 2019
Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education: June 14, 2019
Proposed Effective Date: July 21, 2019
Send a public comment on Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter F
Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 241, Certification as Principal, Subchapter B, Principal Certificate, §241.41, General ProvisionsSummary:
The proposed amendment would provide a deadline for candidates to qualify and apply for the current principal certification and to take the corresponding certification examination, after which time the Principal as Instructional Leader certificate will become the only principal certification available to candidates. This item also provides an update to the SBEC concerning the number of educator preparation programs that applied and have been presently approved to offer the new Principal as Instructional Leader (268) certification. Public Comment Period:
March 15, 2019 - April 15, 2019. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the April 26, 2019 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures. Earliest Possible Date of Adoption by SBEC:
April 26, 2019Earliest Possible Date for Review by State Board of Education:
June 14, 2019Proposed Effective Date:
July 21, 2019Send a public comment on Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §241.41
PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS BUT NOT YET FILED AS ADOPTED