|(a) Authority. Authority for this subchapter is provided in
the Texas Education Code, Subchapter O, Teach for Texas Financial Assistance
Program. These rules establish procedures to administer the subchapter as
prescribed in §§56.351 through 56.356.
(b) Scope. The rules set forth in this subchapter are applicable
to the persons with financial need who are seeking educator certification.
(c) Purpose. The purpose of the Teach for Texas Conditional
Grant Program is to encourage students to become teachers and to encourage
these newly certified teachers to teach in fields having a critical shortage
of teachers or in communities having a critical shortage of teachers.