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 Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, §228.2, Definitions, §228.10, Approval Process, §228.30, Educator Preparation Curriculum, and §228.35, Preparation Program Coursework and/or Training
Summary: The proposed amendments would implement Senate Bills (SBs) 226 and 1590 and House Bills (HBs) 139 and 159, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021. The proposed amendments would allow educator preparation programs (EPPs) the flexibility to conduct certain required formal observations virtually; would provide for training requirements for all educators with regard to students with disabilities and virtual instruction and virtual learning; and would allow service members, spouses, and veterans to get credit toward educator certification requirements for clinical and professional experience.
Public Comment Period: December 31, 2021January 31, 2022. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the February 11, 2022 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: February 11, 2022
SBOE Review Date: April 58, 2022
Projected Effective Date: September 1, 2022

Text of Proposed Figure: 19 TAC §228.10(b)(1)

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 230, Professional Educator Preparation and Certification, Subchapter H, Texas Educator Certificates Based on Certification and College Credentials from Other States or Territories of the United States
Summary: Chapter 230, Subchapter H, serves as a foundation for the practices and procedures related to issuance of Texas certification to individuals licensed in other states. The proposed amendments would provide clarification and updates to requirements for individuals licensed in other states to obtain a standard Texas educator certificate.
Public Comment Period: December 31, 2021January 31, 2022. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the February 11, 2022 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: February 11, 2022
SBOE Review Date: April 58, 2022
Projected Effective Date: May 12, 2022

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements
Summary: The proposed amendments would implement the statutory requirements of Senate Bills (SBs) 199, 1267, and 2066, 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2021. The proposed amendments would require that all educators receive continuing professional education (CPE) training in educating students with disabilities; would update the CPE training requirements for classroom teachers, principals, and school counselors; and would provide for the SBEC to determine the training guidelines for CPE credit regarding the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). The proposed amendments would also allow for a school district to request a hardship exemption for an educator who has an invalid certificate due to not having the required CPE hours for certificate renewal; would require educators to receive dyslexia training for certificate renewal; and would add CPE activities to the list of topics that educators can receive for certificate renewal
Public Comment Period: December 31, 2021January 31, 2022. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the February 11, 2022 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: February 11, 2022
SBOE Review Date: April 58, 2022
Projected Effective Date: May 12, 2022

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Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 245, Certification of Educators from Other Countries
Summary: The proposed amendments would update the requirements for certification of educators from other countries. The proposed amendments reflect guidance provided by the SBEC at the July 2021 meeting.
Public Comment Period: December 31, 2021January 31, 2022. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposal at the February 11, 2022 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.
Earliest SBEC Adoption Date: February 11, 2022
SBOE Review Date: April 58, 2022
Projected Effective Date: May 12, 2022

Send a public comment on the proposal


PROPOSED RULES WITH CLOSED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS


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