|(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 the Texas Education Code, §§56.357 through 56.358.
(b) Scope. The rules set forth in this subchapter are applicable
to persons who show financial need and who enroll in an alternative certification
program approved by the State Board for Educator Certification.
(c) Purpose. The purpose of the Teach for Texas Alternative
Certification Conditional Grant Program is to attract to the teaching profession
persons with undergraduate degrees who have expressed an interest in teaching,
to support the certification of those persons as classroom teachers, and to
encourage these newly certified teachers to teach in fields having a critical
shortage of teachers or to teach in communities having a critical shortage