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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Withdrawn Rules (last updated 09-10-14)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)  


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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

September 30, 2014

Permanent School Fund becomes nation's largest educational endowment

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced today that the Permanent School Fund has reached a record high value in 2014, making it the largest educational endowment in the country.

September 30, 2014

25 Texas schools receive 2014 national Blue Ribbon honors

 Twenty-five Texas public school nominated by the Texas Education Agency have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2014.

September 23, 2014

TEA identifies 11 schools for best practice case studies project

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has identified 11 campuses across the state to take part in a best practices case studies project. Each of the 11 campuses were designated by TEA as High Performing and High Progress Title I Reward School.  

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.