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The rules adopted by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) are part of a larger body of state agency rules that are collected and published by the Office of the Secretary of State as the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). SBEC rules are codified under Title 19, Part VII, of the TAC. Title 19 is Education, and Part VII is the State Board for Educator Certification. The SBEC may adopt new rules or amendments to or repeals of existing rules.

Texas Administrative Code - Currently in Effect (last updated 08-07-14) (Chapter 229) 

NOTE: The Texas Education Agency makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this Internet site is secure; however, due to the limitations of Internet security, the rules published here are for information only, and do not represent legal documentation.

Procedures to Petition for Adoption of SBEC Rules or SBEC Rule Changes

Proposed Rules (last updated 09-10-14) 

Adopted Rules - Subject to SBOE Review (last updated 08-05-14) 

Adopted Rules - Not Yet Effective (last updated 08-07-14) 

Withdrawn Rules (last updated 09-10-14)

Summary of Rule Actions (last updated 08-08-14) 

Rulemaking Process

Rule Review Plan (last updated 06-04-14)  


Join the SBEC Rules Mailing List to receive notification of rule filings.

Call (512) 936-8400 for questions and information on Credentialing Services, Fingerprinting and Investigations, and Educator Preparation. For information on other ways to communicate with Educator Certification staff, go to the Contact Educator Certification webpage.

For problems with this webpage, email sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us

September 22, 2014

State secures federal waiver extension

The U.S. Department of Education notified Commissioner of Education Michael Williams that a request to extend the state’s conditional waiver from specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (more commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), has been granted.

September 19, 2014

Five Generation 19 charter school applicants complete process

Sept. 19, 2014 Five Generation 19 charter school applicants complete process AUSTIN – Five Generation 19 charter school applicants today successfully completed the final step of the state’s application process allowing them to begin operation in Texas for the 2015-2016 school year. Originally granted

September 18, 2014

Statement of Commissioner Michael Williams regarding potential federal preschool expansion grant application

 On Sept. 10, 2014, the Texas Education Agency notified the U.S. Department of Education of its intent to submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant. Commissioner of Education Michael Williams issued the following statement today regarding the application process: “Over the course of the next several weeks, agency staff will be working to design a proposal that clearly defines how our state would utilize those federal dollars..."  

September 15, 2014

Fifteen Texans to receive SBOE Hero for Children Award

 The State Board of Education (SBOE) announced today that 15 Texans who provide hundreds of hoursof volunteer service to Texas public schools will be honored with the Heroes for Children award at the SBOE meeting on Friday, Sept. 19.