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. You may submit public comments on proposed rules electronically to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. Please specify in your message the rule actions to which your comments apply.

The SBEC agenda contains detailed information on these rules.

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Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Classroom Teacher Certification Standards, Subchapter A, General Provisions, Subchapter B, Elementary School Certificate Standards, Subchapter C, Middle School Certificate Standards, and Subchapter D, Secondary School Certificate Standards

Summary: Proposed new 19 TAC §§235.1, 235.11, 235.19, 235.41, 235.59, 235.61, and 235.89 would implement recent legislation from the 85th Texas Legislative Session, 2017, specify the pedagogy and professional responsibilities (PPR) educator standards required for classroom teacher certification, and clarify the implementation date for the new standards. The proposed new chapter reflects feedback provided by the SBEC-appointed Classroom Teacher Standards Advisory Committee for the early childhood-Grade 3 (EC-3), Grades 4-8 (4-8), and Grades 7-12 (7-12) PPR standards.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins November 3, 2017, and ends December 4, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapters A-D, at the December 4, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 6, 2017)
(Publication in the November 3, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: December 8, 2017)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: January 30-February 2, 2018 

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter C (PDF)
Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 235, Subchapter D (PDF)

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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 following the four-year rule review required by Texas Government Code, §2001.039.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins November 3, 2017, and ends December 4, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 245 at the December 4, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 6, 2017)
(Publication in the November 3, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: December 8, 2017)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: January 30-February 2, 2018 

Text of Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 245 (PDF) 

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 245 


Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases, Subchapter A, General Provisions, §249.3, Definitions, Subchapter B, Enforcement Actions and Guidelines, §249.12, Administrative Denial; Appeal, §249.14, Complaint, Required Reporting, and Investigation; Investigative Notice; Filing of Petition, §249.15, Disciplinary Action by State Board for Educator Certification,  §249.17, Decision-Making Guidelines, and Subchapter D, Hearing Procedures, §249.35, Disposition Prior to Hearing; Default

Summary: The proposed amendments would implement the statutory requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 7, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2017; set minimum sanctions for administrators who fail to report educator misconduct; clarify the reasons for which the SBEC can deny a certificate to an applicant; require reporting administrators to provide additional factual details in educator misconduct reports; and clarify the law that applies when educators default after failing to answer a petition.

Public Comment Period: The public comment period on the proposal begins November 3, 2017, and ends December 4, 2017. Comments on the proposal may be submitted to sbecrules@tea.texas.gov. The SBEC will take registered oral and written comments on the proposed amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249 at the December 4, 2017 meeting in accordance with the SBEC board operating policies and procedures.

(SBEC approval of proposal: October 6, 2017)
(Publication in the November 3, 2017 issue of the Texas Register)
(Earliest possible date of adoption by SBEC: December 8, 2017)
(Earliest possible date for review by State Board of Education: January 30-February 2, 2018

Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter A (PDF)
Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter B (PDF)
Text of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapter D (PDF)

Send a public comment on Proposed Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Subchapters A, B and D