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State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules are part of a larger body of state agency rules known as the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The Office of the Secretary of State collects and publishes these rules. 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.

Use the following link to view SBEC rules that are currently in effect.

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.

SBEC Rules

The following links provide information on SBEC rules:

Proposed Rules (last updated 09-10-14) 

Adopted Rules - Subject to SBOE Review (last updated 10-21-14) 

Adopted Rules - Not Yet Effective (last updated 10-21-14) 

Withdrawn Rules (last updated 09-10-14)

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

Rulemaking Process

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

SBEC Rule Review Plan

The following link provides information on the statutorily required review of SBEC rules for the 2011-2014 review cycle:

2011-2014 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, send an email to sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us.

October 21, 2014

Texas Safe Schools Week: Districts and charters reminded of state's fingerprinting requirements

 As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency today reminded districts and charters of the state’s fingerprinting requirements aimed at assuring the safety of all students, teachers and staff in public schools. In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed a law requiring fingerprint-based criminal background reviews for certain school employees. 

October 20, 2014

Safe Schools Week: Preparedness is Key

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University are working closely to ensure that students and staff enjoy the benefits of a safe and orderly learning environment and are reminding all Texans of the need to work together to keep our schools safe and secure.

October 17, 2014

SBOE names 10 businesses as Employers for Education Excellence

The State Board of Education today named 10 Texas businesses as the 2014 Employers for Education Excellence (EEE).  From the U.S. Army to a grocery store, these employers and their staffs are recognized for their ongoing support and commitment to Texas public schools.

October 16, 2014

TEA, Texas School Safety Center partner for Oct. 19-25 Safe Schools Week

 The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) today renewed their annual partnership for the 2014 Texas Safe Schools Week, Oct. 19 - 25. TEA and TxSSC share a mutual goal of assuring all public schools are places where students, parents, teachers and administrators feel secure during the course of every school day.