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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 7STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION
CHAPTER 230PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR PREPARATION AND CERTIFICATION
SUBCHAPTER HTEXAS EDUCATOR CERTIFICATES BASED ON CERTIFICATION AND COLLEGE CREDENTIALS FROM OTHER STATES OR TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES
RULE §230.111General Provisions

(a) A Texas educator certificate may be issued to an individual who holds a college degree and an appropriate certificate or credential issued by the authorized licensing agency in another state or territory of the United States and who meets appropriate requirements specified in §230.11 of this title (relating to General Requirements) and elsewhere in this subchapter.

(b) The degree held by an applicant from another state or territory of the United States must be equivalent to at least a bachelor's degree issued by an accredited institution of higher education.

(c) The certificate or other credential issued by the authorized licensing agency in another state or territory of the United States may not be a temporary permit, a credential issued by a city or school district, a specific examination or renewal requirement, or a certificate for which academic or other program deficiencies are indicated.

(d) A statement, approval letter, or certification entitlement card must be issued by the authorized licensing agency in another state or territory of the United States specifying eligibility for full certification upon employment.

(e) The certificate and areas of certification issued by the authorized licensing agency in another state or territory of the United States must be equivalent to a certificate or grade level that is within the early childhood-Grade 12 level and approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff shall identify the certification areas for which the applicant qualifies in Texas. The certificate(s) for which the applicant qualifies may be issued by the TEA staff under the authority of the SBEC.

(f) If a Texas examination or certification is scheduled to be eliminated, an individual requesting certification and examination comparability must ensure that the application and all review documentation, including test scores, are received by TEA staff 60 calendar days before the application submission deadline for the examination and/or certification sought.


Source Note: The provisions of this §230.111 adopted to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5753

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