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

The following links present the preamble filed with the Texas Register in PDF format. The preamble includes information describing the proposed 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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The SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these proposed rules. 


PROPOSED RULES WITH OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter E, Educational Aide Certificate, §230.55, Certification Requirements for Educational Aide I
Summary: The proposed amendment would update requirements for issuance of the Educational Aide I certificate to high school students who qualify for industry-based certification. The proposed amendment would also provide technical cross-reference and State Board of Education (SBOE) action updates.
Public Comment Period: June 3, 2022–July 5, 2022. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the July 22, 2022 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: July 22, 2022
SBOE Review Date: August 30-September 2, 2022
Projected Effective Date: October 6, 2022

Send a public comment on the proposal


Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.7, Requirements for Certificate Renewal
Summary: The proposed amendment would require that to renew an educator's certificate, the educator must be in compliance with the terms of any SBEC order resulting from an educator discipline case against the educator. This requirement would allow the SBEC to enforce its disciplinary orders more efficiently and consistently, particularly when the order requires an educator to take training or continuing education but does not suspend the educator's certificate.
Public Comment Period: June 3, 2022–July 5, 2022. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the July 22, 2022 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: July 22, 2022
SBOE Review Date: August 30-September 2, 2022
Projected Effective Date: October 6, 2022

Send a public comment on the proposal


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


Currently, there are no SBEC proposed rules with closed public comment periods.

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.