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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER NTEACH FOR TEXAS CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §21.431Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Academic period--A twelve-month period designated by an eligible institution.

  (2) Board--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  (3) Commissioner--The Commissioner of Higher Education, the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

  (4) Community experiencing a critical shortage of teachers--As defined by the Commissioner of Education.

  (5) Eligible Institution--Institutions of higher education and private or independent institutions of higher education, as defined in the Texas Education Code, Chapter 61.003, that offer an educator certification program (not applicable in the case of alternative educator certification programs).

  (6) Enrolled for at least a three-quarter time--For undergraduates, enrolled for the equivalent of nine semester credit hours in a regular semester.

  (7) Enrolled at least half time--For undergraduates, enrolled for the equivalent of six semester credit hours in a regular semester.

  (8) Program--The Teach for Texas Conditional Grant Program.

  (9) Recipient--A person who has received a Teach for Texas Conditional Grant.

  (10) Program Completion Date--The date the recipient is considered to have completed the requirements of the educator certification program and is eligible to take the appropriate ExCET exam.

  (11) Satisfactory Academic Progress--A student makes satisfactory academic progress toward completion of an educator certification program if he/she completes at least 75% of the semester credit hours attempted in the student's most recent academic year and earns an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 on a four-point scale on coursework previously attempted at institutions of higher education.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.431 adopted to be effective November 26, 2001, 26 TexReg 9614

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