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 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments; Subchapter F, Special Education-Related Services Personnel Assignments; and Subchapter G, Paraprofessional Personnel, Administrators, and Other Instructional and Professional Support Assignments

Summary: The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §231.333 and 19 TAC §231.481 would be necessary as a result of House Bill (HB) 3573, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, which amended the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.0486, to require that a person who holds a technology applications certification be authorized to teach principles of arts, audio video technology, and communications and principles of information technology. The proposed amendments to 19 TAC §231.623 and 19 TAC §231.643 would clarify that the no-longer-issued Vocational Counselor and Special Education certificates may be used for the assignments of Special Education Counseling Services and School Counselor. In addition, proposed new 19 TAC §231.645 would be added to clarify the requirements of the TEC, §21.003(b), regarding assignments that require a professional license rather than educator certification, including licensed professional counselor as a result of Senate Bill 715, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, and marriage and family therapist, with an exception, as a result of HB 1386, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2011. The proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments; Subchapter F, Special Education-Related Services Personnel Assignments; and Subchapter G, Paraprofessional Personnel, Administrators, and Other Instructional and Professional Support Assignments, were adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: February 14, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: April 8-11, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: May 18, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendments to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter E (PDF)
Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter F (PDF)
Text of Adopted Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter G (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 232, General Certification Provisions, Subchapter A, Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requirements, §232.11, Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours

Summary: The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §232.11 would be necessary as a result of House Bill (HB) 642, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, and HB 3793, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, both of which amended the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.054. HB 642 requires classroom teachers, principals, and school counselors to earn continuing professional education (CPE) units in specific areas related to collecting and analyzing information, recognizing early warning indicators for dropouts, and educating diverse student populations. HB 3793 allows educators to fulfill up to 12 clock-hours of CPE by participating in a mental health first aid training program. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §232.11 would establish CPE requirements that conform to HB 642 and HB 3793. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §232.11, Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours, was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: February 14, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: April 8-11, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: May 18, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §232.11 (PDF)


Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 249, Disciplinary Proceedings, Sanctions, and Contested Cases, Subchapter B, Enforcement Actions and Guidelines, §249.16, Eligibility of Persons with Criminal Convictions for a Certificate under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53

Summary: The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §249.16 would be necessary as a result of House Bill (HB) 798, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, which amended the Texas Occupations Code (TOC), §53.021, to define the types of misdemeanor convictions that may be pursued under the TOC. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §249.16 would align the requirements to conform with HB 798. The proposed amendment to 19 TAC §249.16, Eligibility of Persons with Criminal Convictions for a Certificate under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53, was adopted, subject to SBOE review, with no changes from what was published as proposed.

(SBEC Adoption: February 14, 2014)
(SBOE Review Date: April 8-11, 2014)
(Projected Effective Date: May 18, 2014)

Text of Adopted Amendment to 19 TAC §249.16 (PDF)


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

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