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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 08-05-14) 

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

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

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

August 18, 2014

TEA releases 2014 STAAR tests

The Texas Education Agency released more than 40 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) tests for 2014. The tests and answer keys are now accessible on the agency's website.

August 13, 2014

TEA designates 16 new T-Stem Academies

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

August 13, 2014

Videos explaining accountability ratings available in English and Spanish

New videos from the Texas Education Agency offer quick overview of the State of Texas Accountability System and its components. The videos are available in English and Spanish.

August 07, 2014

TEA releases 2014 accountability ratings

  The Texas Education Agency today released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reveal that 90 percent of school districts and charters across Texas have achieved the rating of Met Standard.