July 31, 2020 SBEC Special Meeting Agenda

JULY 31, 2020 AT 9:30 AM

The Board will meet virtually and after determining the presence of a quorum, deliberate and possibly take formal action, including emergency action, on any of the following agenda items:

Information regarding registering for public comment can be found at: https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/leadership/state-board-for-educator-certification/sbec-meetings

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Call to Order
  1. Public Comment

The Board shall allocate up to thirty (30) minutes at the beginning of each regularly scheduled meeting of the full Board for public comment on non-agenda and consent agenda items. In accordance with SBEC Board Operating Policies and Procedures, late registration for providing oral or written comment will be accepted up to 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the Board meeting.


  1. Consider and Take Appropriate Action on the Adoption of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, §228.1, General Provisions

This item provides the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) an opportunity to adopt, subject to State Board of Education (SBOE) review, a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs, §228.1, General Provisions. The proposed amendment would provide additional flexibility for educator preparation programs (EPPs) and candidates to fulfill educator preparation requirements related to clinical teaching, internships, and practicums when those assignments occur at least partially in virtual settings due to campus and district modifications in response to COVID-19 during the 2020–2021 academic year. No changes are recommended since published as proposed, but additional changes may be recommended at the time of the meeting based on public comment.

  1. Adjournment

The Board may go into closed session regarding any item on the agenda to the extent it is authorized to do so pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.