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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 7STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION
CHAPTER 232GENERAL CERTIFICATION PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER ACERTIFICATE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
RULE §232.11Number and Content of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours

(a) The appropriate number of clock-hours of continuing professional education (CPE), as specified in §232.13 of this title (relating to Number of Required Continuing Professional Education Hours by Classes of Certificates), must be completed during each five-year renewal period.

(b) One semester credit hour earned at an accredited institution of higher education is equivalent to 15 CPE clock-hours.

(c) At least 80% of the CPE activities should be directly related to the certificate(s) being renewed and focus on the standards required for the initial issuance of the certificate(s), including:

  (1) content area knowledge and skills;

  (2) professional ethics and standards of conduct;

  (3) professional development, which should encompass topics such as the following:

    (A) district and campus priorities and objectives;

    (B) child development, including research on how children learn;

    (C) classroom management;

    (D) applicable federal and state laws;

    (E) diversity and special needs of student populations;

    (F) increasing and maintaining parental involvement;

    (G) integration of technology into educational practices;

    (H) ensuring that students read on or above grade level;

    (I) diagnosing and removing obstacles to student achievement; and

    (J) instructional practices.

(d) Educators are encouraged to identify CPE activities based on results of his or her annual appraisal required under the Texas Education Code, Chapter 21, Subchapter H.

(e) The required CPE for educators who teach students with dyslexia must include training regarding new research and practices in educating students with dyslexia. The required training may be satisfied through an online course approved by Texas Education Agency staff.

(f) An educator eligible to renew multiple classes of certificates issued during the same renewal period may satisfy the requirements specified in §232.13 of this title for any class of certificate issued for less than the full five-year period by completing a prorated number of the required CPE clock-hours. Educators must complete a minimum of one-fifth of the additional CPE clock-hours for each full calendar year that the additional class of certificate is valid.


Source Note: The provisions of this §232.11 adopted to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5764

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