Proposed State Board for Educator Certification Rules

All proposed new rules, proposed amendments to existing rules, and proposed repeals approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and filed with the Texas Register are available here. The rule text on this page reflects what was approved as proposed by the SBEC. Rule actions will remain on this page until approved as adopted by the SBEC, subject to State Board of Education review.

During the proposed rule public comment period, you may submit public comments electronically using the public comment form. See proposals below for their comment periods.

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.

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The SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these proposed rules. 


PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Currently, there are no proposed rules with open comment periods. 


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued, Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate, and Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures

Summary: This item provides the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) an opportunity to discuss and propose amendments to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued, Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate, and Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures. The proposed amendments would implement the statutory requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1839 and House Bills (HBs) 2039 and 3349, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, and HB 3, 86th Texas Legislature, 2019. The proposed amendment to Subchapter C, Assessment of Educators, would reduce the amount of time for computer- and paper-based examination retakes from 45 to 30 days and would update the figure specifying the required test for issuance of the standard certification, including the removal of the master teacher certification class and the Principal: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate and the addition of Early Childhood-Grade 3 (EC-3), Science of Teaching Reading, and Trade and Industrial Workforce Training. The proposed amendment to Subchapter D, Types and Classes of Certificates Issued, would require the English as a Second Language Supplemental assessment for issuance of an intern certificate obtained through the intensive pre-service route. The proposed amendment to Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate, would allow the Educational Aide I certificate to be issued to high school students who have completed certain career and technical education courses. Proposed changes to Subchapter G, Certificate Issuance Procedures, would clarify that requests for certificate corrections be submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) within six weeks from the original date of issuance. The proposed changes would also implement the requirement specified in statute that certified classroom teachers must complete training prior to receiving test approval for the Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3 Certificate.
Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal began January 3, 2020, and ended February 3, 2020.  The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the February 21, 2020 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
(Earliest Possible Date of SBEC Adoption: February 21, 2020)
(SBOE Review Date: April 14-17, 2020)
(Proposed Effective Date: May 24, 2020)

Figure: 19 TAC §230.21(e)


 

 

 

Contact Information

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