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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: December 26, 2013) (Chapter 233) 

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: March 19, 2014) 

Adopted Rules - Subject to SBOE Review (last updated: February 24, 2014) 

Adopted Rules - Not Yet Effective (last updated: December 30, 2013) 

Summary of Rule Actions (last updated: January 8, 2014) 

Rulemaking Process

Rule Review Plan (last updated: March 19, 2014) 

Related Statutes


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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

April 17, 2014

Two Texas students selected for National Youth Science Camp

The Texas Education Agency today announced that two students have been selected to represent Texas as delegates to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. The National Youth Science Camp, one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education, is an annual summer forum where two delegates representing each state exchange ideas with leading scientists and other professionals from academic and corporate worlds.

April 14, 2014

Commissioner Williams to appoint Beaumont ISD Board of Managers

  Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced his decision to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD). The Commissioner also announced his intent to name a new superintendent for the district.

April 11, 2014

Proclamation 2016 to include ethnic studies materials

 The State Board of Education Friday broadened its call for new textbooks for Special Topics in Social Studies to include but not be limited to, Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Native American Studies and Asian American Studies.

April 10, 2014

2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles now available on TEA website

 Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced that the 2013 Snapshot: School District Profiles is available on the Texas Education Agency website.