Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions, and the State Board of Education (SBOE) has reviewed them as required by statute. The agency has filed these rule actions with the Texas Register, and they have effective dates in the future. Rule actions will remain on this page until their effective dates.

The following links present the preamble filed with the Texas Register in PDF format. The preamble includes information describing the adopted rule action as well as the rule text. The PDF contains a bookmark that will allow you to navigate directly to the beginning of the rule text using the bookmarks feature of your PDF reader.

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If there are changes to rule text since it was published as proposed, the changes are shown in a separate document. 

The SBEC agenda provides detailed information on these rules. In addition, the SBOE agenda shows the rule item as it was presented to the SBOE. The items below indicate when the item was presented to the SBEC and SBOE.

Adopted Repeal of and New 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs
Summary: The adopted repeal of and new 19 TAC Chapter 228 reorganize the chapter to allow for improved readability; implement legislation; include technical updates to remove outdated provisions; incorporate components of the Effective Preparation Framework and provisions specific to the Residency Certificate; and reflect stakeholder feedback to further strengthen the rules. The rule actions are adopted with changes since published as proposed. Public comments were received on the proposal.
Adopted Figure: 19 TAC §228.13(f)
Adopted Figure: 19 TAC §228.15(b)(1)

SBEC Adoption Date: February 16, 2024
SBOE Review Date: April 9-12, 2024
Effective Date: September 1, 2024

Contact Information

Have questions about the public comment process for proposed rulemaking?

Please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) or contact us at the phone number or email below.

TEA Rulemaking Unit:
Phone: (512) 475-1497

For questions relating to Educator Preparation, Testing, Certification, and Investigations, please submit a TEA Help Desk ticket to the appropriate division.