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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 21STUDENT SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER VTEACH FOR TEXAS ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION CONDITIONAL GRANT PROGRAM
RULE §21.684Eligible Recipient

To be eligible an applicant 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 designated 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 designated 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 Alternative Certification Conditional Grant; or

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

  (2) be enrolled in an alternative educator certification program and be employed as a classroom teacher in a public school in Texas or be under contract to begin teaching following completion of the certification program;

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

  (4) be recommended for a Teach for Texas Alternative Certification Conditional Grant award by the program officer at the alternative certification program, 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 §21.684 adopted to be effective November 26, 2001, 26 TexReg 9614; amended to be effective November 27, 2002, 27 TexReg 10920

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