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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER NTEACH FOR TEXAS CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §21.434Eligible Students

To be eligible a student must:

  (1) be seeking educator certification and agree to teach full-time at the preschool, primary, or secondary level in a public school in Texas:

    (A) in a teaching field certified by the Commissioner of Education as experiencing a critical shortage of teachers in Texas in the year in which the student receives the grant; or

    (B) in a public school in Texas in a community certified by the Commissioner of Education as experiencing a critical shortage of teachers:

      (i) in any year in which the person receives a Teach for Texas Conditional Grant; or

      (ii) in any subsequent year in which the person fulfills the teaching obligation;

  (2) be enrolled at least three-quarter time in an approved institution as a junior, senior, or, in the case of a person who has received a baccalaureate degree be:

    (A) a renewal recipient enrolled in post baccalaureate courses required to complete the educator certification program; and

    (B) in the first academic year in an educator certification program;

  (3) make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the educator certification program;

  (4) be recommended by the dean of the college or school of education at the approved institution; and

  (5) not have been convicted of a felony or an offense under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code (Texas Controlled Substances Act), or under the law of another jurisdiction involving a controlled substance, as defined by Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, unless the student has:

    (A) received a certificate of discharge by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a correctional facility or completed a period of probation ordered by a court, and at least two years have elapsed from the date of the receipt or completion; or

    (B) been pardoned, had the record of the offense expunged from the person's record, or otherwise has been released from the resulting ineligibility to receive a grant under this subchapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §21.434 adopted to be effective November 26, 2001, 26 TexReg 9614

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