Procedures to Petition for Adoption of SBEC Rules or SBEC Rule Changes

A resident of Texas, a business entity located in Texas, a governmental subdivision located in Texas, or a public or private organization located in Texas that is not a state agency may petition a state agency for the adoption of a rule or rule change according to the Administrative Procedure Act (Texas Government Code, §2001.021). The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has authority to prescribe the form for a petition and the procedure for its submission, consideration, and disposition.

The procedure to petition for adoption of rules or rule changes to SBEC rules is codified as 19 TAC §250.20.

The form to petition SBEC for adoption of a rule should be signed and can be submitted by either:

  • using the submit button at the bottom of the petition form;
  • emailing the form directly to; or
  • mailing the form to Rulemaking Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin Texas 78701-1494.
Contact Information

TEA Rulemaking Unit
Phone: (512) 475-1497