|(a) To ensure the highest level of educator preparation
and practice, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) recognizes
that the preparation of educators must be the joint responsibility
of educator preparation programs (EPPs) and the Early Childhood-Grade
12 public and private schools of Texas. Collaboration in the development,
delivery, and evaluation of educator preparation is required.
(b) Consistent with the Texas Education Code, §21.049,
the SBEC's rules governing educator preparation are designed to promote
flexibility and creativity in the design of EPPs to accommodate the
unique characteristics and needs of different regions of the state
as well as the diverse population of potential educators.
(c) All EPPs are subject to the same standards of accountability,
as required under Chapter 229 of this title (relating to Accountability
System for Educator Preparation Programs).
|Source Note: The provisions of this §228.1 adopted to be effective July 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 5011; amended to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10016; amended to be effective October 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 8388