|(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
(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