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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 7STATE BOARD FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION
CHAPTER 228REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS
RULE §228.30Educator Preparation Curriculum

(a) The educator standards adopted by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) shall be the curricular basis for all educator preparation and, for each certificate, address the relevant Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

(b) The curriculum for each educator preparation program shall rely on scientifically based research to ensure teacher effectiveness and align to the TEKS. Coursework and training should be sustained, rigorous, interactive, student-focused, and performance-based. The following subject matter shall be included in the curriculum for candidates seeking initial certification:

  (1) reading instruction, including instruction that improves students' content-area literacy;

  (2) the code of ethics and standard practices for Texas educators, pursuant to Chapter 247 of this title (relating to Educators' Code of Ethics);

  (3) the skills and competencies captured in the Texas teacher standards, as indicated in Chapter 149 of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules Concerning Educator Standards), which include:

    (A) instructional planning and delivery;

    (B) knowledge of students and student learning;

    (C) content knowledge and expertise;

    (D) learning environment;

    (E) data-driven practice; and

    (F) professional practices and responsibilities;

  (4) instruction in detection and education of students with dyslexia, as indicated in the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.044(b); and

  (5) instruction in detection of students with mental or emotional disorders, as indicated in the TEC, §21.044(c-1) and (c-2).


Source Note: The provisions of this §228.30 adopted to be effective July 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 5011; amended to be effective October 12, 2003, 28 TexReg 8608; amended to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10016; amended to be effective October 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 8388

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