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


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


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


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


Contact Information

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