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 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, §230.21, Educator Assessment
Summary: The proposed amendment would specify the timeline by which a passing score on a certification exam can be used for certification purposes; would update the figure specifying the required pedagogy certification exams for issuance of the probationary or standard certificate; and would remove certificate categories that are no longer operational.
SBEC Adoption Date: April 29, 2022
SBOE Review Date: June 14-17, 2022
Projected Effective Date: July 21, 2022

Text of Proposed Figure: 19 TAC §230.21(e)


Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter B, PrekindergartenGrade 6 Assignments; Subchapter C, Grades 68 Assignments; and Subchapter E, Grades 912 Assignments
Summary: The proposed revisions would incorporate courses approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE), would add certificate areas to the list of credentials appropriate for placement into an assignment, and would incorporate technical edits where needed to improve readability and align citations.
SBEC Adoption Date: April 29, 2022
SBOE Review Date: June 14-17, 2022
Projected Effective Date: July 21, 2022


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 250, Administration, Subchapter B, Rulemaking Procedures, §250.20, Petition for Adoption of Rules or Rule Changes
Summary: The proposed amendment would update the SBEC's petition procedures to allow for increased ease in submitting a petition for rulemaking for the SBEC's consideration.
SBEC Adoption Date: April 29, 2022
SBOE Review Date: June 14-17, 2022
Projected Effective Date: July 21, 2022

Text of Proposed Figure: 19 TAC §250.20(a)


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

Contact Information

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

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