Educator Investigations is responsible for ensuring that Texas educators meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethical behavior. Staff reviews criminal histories and reports of misconduct to determine if a sanction should be placed on an educator's credentials or, in the case of a non-certified employee, whether or not he or she is employable.

    Superintendent Reporting

    Review the Superintendent Requirements for Reporting Educator Misconduct.

    Certificate Applicants

    Review the following for information about criminal history checks for applicants.  Additionally, see information about the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation for individuals who believe they may be ineligible for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.

    Criminal History Checks for Certificate Applicants-FAQs
    Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation-FAQs

    Disciplinary Information

    Review the information below about conduct that can lead to disciplinary action and criminal activity considered directly related to the education profession.  The approved disciplinary rules and the Disciplinary Policy and Mission Statement established by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) are available below for your review.

     Educator Discipline-FAQs
     Disciplinary Rules
     Disciplinary Policy and Mission Statement  
     Educators' Code of Ethics


    Sanctions against Educators

    Review the list of disciplinary actions taken against educators and look up an educator's official certification.

    Disciplinary Actions Taken against Texas Educators  

    Certificate Lookup-Official Certification Records for Texas Educators