Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 7

State Board for Educator Certification

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) is a compilation of all Texas state agency rules published by the Office of the Secretary of State. The TAC is divided into titles and parts to represent subject categories and related state agencies. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules listed below are codified in the TAC under Title 19, Education, Part 7, State Board for Educator Certification. The Office of the Secretary of State keeps a searchable database of TAC rules

The SBEC may adopt new rules or amendments to or repeals of existing rules under authority granted by the Texas Legislature or federal law and according to the SBEC rulemaking process. Rules that are in the rulemaking process are published in the Texas Register and can be found on the SBEC rules home page

The index below contains SBEC rules that are currently in effect. Click on a chapter title to go to a listing of all rules contained in the chapter and PDF versions of each subchapter.

Chapter 227. Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates

Subchapter A. Admission to Educator Preparation Programs
Subchapter B. Preliminary Evaluation of Certification Eligibility

Chapter 228. Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs

Chapter 229. Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs

Chapter 230. Professional Educator Preparation and Certification

Subchapter A. General Provisions
Subchapter B. General Certification Requirements
Subchapter C. Assessment of Educators
Subchapter D. Types and Classes of Certificates Issued
Subchapter E. Educational Aide Certificate
Subchapter F. Permits
Subchapter G. Certificate Issuance Procedures
Subchapter H. Texas Educator Certificates Based on Certification and College Credentials from Other States or Territories of the United States

Chapter 231. Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments

Subchapter A. Criteria for Assignment of Public School Personnel
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
Subchapter G. Paraprofessional Personnel, Administrators, and Other Instructional and Professional Support Assignments

Chapter 232. General Certification Provisions

Subchapter A. Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements
Subchapter B. National Criminal History Record Information Review of Active Certificate Holders

Chapter 233. Categories of Classroom Teaching

Chapter 234. Military Service Members, Military Spouses, and Military Veterans

Chapter 235. Classroom Teacher Certification Standards

Subchapter A. General Provisions
Subchapter B. Elementary School Certificate Standards
Subchapter C. Middle School Certificate Standards
Subchapter D. Secondary School Certificate Standards
Subchapter E. Science of Teaching Reading Standards
Subchapter F.  Supplemental Certificate Standards
Subchapter G. Special Education Certificate Standards

Chapter 239. Student Services Certificates

Subchapter A. School Counselor Certificate
Subchapter B. School Librarian Certificate
Subchapter C. Educational Diagnostician Certificate
Subchapter D. Reading Specialist Certificate
Subchapter E. Legacy Master Teacher Certificate

Chapter 241. Certification as Principal

Subchapter A. Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate and Endorsement
Subchapter B. Principal Certificate

Chapter 242. Superintendent Certificate

Chapter 244. Certificate of Completion of Training for Appraisers

Chapter 245. Certification of Educators from Other Countries

Chapter 247. Educators' Code of Ethics

Chapter 249. Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases

Subchapter A. General Provisions
Subchapter B. Enforcement Actions and Guidelines
Subchapter C. Prehearing Matters
Subchapter D. Hearing Procedures
Subchapter E. Post-Hearing Matters

Chapter 250. Administration

Subchapter A. Purchasing
Subchapter B. Rulemaking Procedures

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SBEC Rules
Contact Information

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

For questions about the process of proposing, adopting, or publishing Texas Administrative Code rules, email the Rulemaking Division at sbecrules@tea.texas.gov.