Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Subject to SBOE Review

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions subject to the State Board of Education (SBOE) review required by the Texas Education Code, §21.042. If the SBOE reviews and takes no action on a rule, the agency will file it with the Texas Register and determine a future effective date. You can view rules that have been filed with the Texas Register and are awaiting their effective dates on the page Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective.

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

The SBEC agenda provides detailed information on these rules.


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs
Summary: Chapter 229 establishes the performance standards and procedures for educator preparation program (EPP) accountability. The proposed amendments would provide for adjustments to the 2019–2020 Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) due to Governor Abbott's disaster declaration related to COVID-19; would include an accountability indicator for EPPs based on the improvement in achievement of students taught by beginning teachers; would provide an index for the determination of EPP accreditation status; and would provide updates to the ASEP manual.
Public Comment Period: August 21, 2020–September 21, 2020
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: October 9, 2020
SBOE Review Date: November 19–20, 2020
Projected Effective Date: December 27, 2020

Figure: 19 TAC §229.1(c)


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter B, Prekindergarten-Grade 6 Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, Subchapter D, Electives, Disciplinary Courses, Local Credit Courses, and Innovative Courses, Grades 6-12 Assignments, Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments, Subchapter F, Special Education-Related Services Personnel Assignments, and Subchapter G, Paraprofessional Personnel, Administrators, and Other Instructional and Professional Support Assignments
Summary: The proposed revisions would implement the statutory requirements in House Bill (HB) 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019, that requires that all master teacher certificates be designated as "legacy" certificates and recognized for assignment purposes until they expire. The proposed revisions would also incorporate courses approved by the State Board of Education, would add certificate areas to the list of credentials appropriate for placement into an assignment, and would reorganize current provisions to improve readability and align citations. 
Public Comment Period: August 21, 2020–September 21, 2020
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: October 9, 2020
SBOE Review Date: November 19–20, 2020
Projected Effective Date: December 27, 2020


Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 239, Student Services Certificates, Subchapter E, Legacy Master Teacher Certificate
Summary: The proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapter E, would provide for the requirements and validity period for Legacy Master Teacher certificate holders.
Public Comment Period: August 21, 2020–September 21, 2020
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: October 9, 2020
SBOE Review Date: November 19–20, 2020
Projected Effective Date: December 27, 2020


For more information, email sbecrules@tea.texas.gov.

Contact Information

Rulemaking Unit
Phone: (512) 475-1497
Email: sbecrules@tea.texas.gov