Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Subject to SBOE Review

 

The following rule actions have been adopted by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) subject to review by the State Board of Education (SBOE). If the SBOE reviews and takes no action on a rule, it will be filed with the Texas Register and a future effective date will be determined. Rules filed with the Texas Register awaiting their effective dates can be viewed on the page Adopted State Board for Educator Certification Rules - Not Yet Effective.

Adopted rule text is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The Adobe Acrobat Reader, required to access PDF files, may be obtained on the Adobe website. Changes to rule text since published as proposed, if any, are shown in red.

Detailed information on these rules is published as part of the SBEC agenda.   


Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Provisions for Educator Preparation Candidates

Summary: The proposed amendments and new section would update the rules to reflect current law, clarify minimum standards for all educator preparation programs (EPPs), allow for flexibility, and ensure consistency among EPPs in the state. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §227.5, Definitions, and §227.10, Admission Criteria, were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes. All other amendments and the new section were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: August 1, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: September 17-19, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: March 1, 2015, for the amendments to 19 TAC §227.1, 227.5, 227.10, 227.15, 227.20, 227.103, 227.105, and 227.107 and January 1, 2015, for new 19 TAC §227.17)

Text of Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter A (PDF)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 227, Subchapter B (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228, Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs

Summary: The proposed amendments would update the rules to reflect current law, clarify minimum standards for all educator preparation programs (EPPs), allow for flexibility, and ensure consistency among EPPs in the state. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§228.2, Definitions, 228.10, Approval Process, 228.20, Governance of Educator Preparation Programs, 228.30, Educator Preparation Curriculum, and 228.35, Preparation Program Coursework and/or Training, were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes. All other amendments were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: August 1, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: September 17-19, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: October 26, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 228 (PDF)


Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229, Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs, §§229.2-229.8

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§229.2-229.8 would update and make uniform definitions, modify the standards used for enforcing the reporting of data, clarify the standards used for accountability, adjust the small group exception requirements, and establish a new process for challenging sanctions imposed on programs that fail the accountability system. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §§229.2, Definitions, 229.3, Required Submissions of Information, Surveys, and Other Data, 229.4, Determination of Accreditation Status, 229.5, Accreditation Sanctions and Procedures, 229.7, Record Review of Certain Decisions, and 229.8, Accreditation Revocation Appeals, were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with changes. The amendment to 19 TAC §229.6, Continuing Approval, was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed. In addition, the SBEC took action to withdraw the proposed amendment to 19 TAC §229.9, Fees for Educator Preparation Program Approval and Accountability.

(SBEC Adoption: August 1, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: September 17-19, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: October 26, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 229 (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases, Subchapter B, Enforcement Actions and Guidelines, §249.17, Decision-Making Guidelines

Summary: The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §249.17 would clarify that under the SBEC decision-making guidelines, actions that constitute "engaged in" and "solicitation" are distinct grounds for permanent revocation or denial of certification. The proposed amendment would also clarify that fact findings from final orders from other state jurisdictions may also provide the basis for initiating disciplinary proceedings in Texas. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §249.17, Decision-Making Guidelines, was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: August 1, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: September 17-19, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: October 26, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §249.17 (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 250, Administration, Subchapter B, Rulemaking Procedures, §250.20, Petition for Adoption of Rules or Rule Changes

Summary: The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §250.20 would clarify references to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and update the petition form to reflect the name of the office to which the form should be mailed. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §250.20, Petition for Adoption of Rules or Rule Changes, was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: August 1, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: September 17-19, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: October 26, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §250.20 (PDF)


For more information, email sbecrules@tea.state.tx.us.

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