Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Subject to SBOE Review

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has adopted the following rule actions subject to the State Board of Education (SBOE) review required by the Texas Education Code, §21.042. If the SBOE reviews and takes no action on a rule, the agency will file it with the Texas Register and determine a future effective date. You can view rules that have been filed with the Texas Register and are awaiting their effective dates on the page Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective.

Rule text is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available on the Adobe website, to access PDF files. If there are changes to the rule text since it was published as proposed, the changes are shown in red.

The SBEC agenda provides detailed information on these rules.


Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, and Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments

Summary: The proposed revisions would incorporate career and technical education courses approved by the State Board of Education. The proposed revisions would also incorporate requirements to complete Texas Education Agency-approved training or appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety and add certificate areas to the list of credentials appropriate for placement into a particular assignment. The proposed revisions were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC adoption: October 6, 2017)
(SBOE review date: November 7-10, 2017)
(Projected Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register)

Text of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter C (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 234, Military Service Members, Military Spouses, and Military Veterans

Summary: The proposed amendments would implement the requirement from the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017, to extend a temporary certificate for military spouses to three years and also provide clarification of renewal requirements for military service members, military spouses, and military veterans. The proposed amendments were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC adoption: October 6, 2017)
(SBOE review date: November 7-10, 2017)
(Projected Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register)

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 234 (PDF)


Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Student Services Certificates, Subchapter A, School Counselor Certificate, and Subchapter C, Educational Diagnostician Certificate

Summary: The proposed revisions would update the requirements for the minimum admission, preparation, standards, certificate issuance, and renewal for the School Counselor and Educational Diagnostician certificates. The proposed revisions reflect feedback provided by the SBEC-appointed advisory committees for the School Counselor Certificate and Educational Diagnostician Certificate. The proposed revisions were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC adoption: October 6, 2017)
(SBOE review date: November 7-10, 2017)
(Projected Effective Date: 20 days after filing as adopted with the Texas Register)

Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 239, Subchapter C (PDF)