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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. The following subject matter shall be included in the curriculum for candidates seeking initial certification:

  (1) the specified requirements for reading instruction adopted by the SBEC for each certificate;

  (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) child development;

  (4) motivation;

  (5) learning theories;

  (6) TEKS organization, structure, and skills;

  (7) TEKS in the content areas;

  (8) state assessment of students;

  (9) curriculum development and lesson planning;

  (10) classroom assessment for instruction/diagnosing learning needs;

  (11) classroom management/developing a positive learning environment;

  (12) special populations;

  (13) parent conferences/communication skills;

  (14) instructional technology;

  (15) pedagogy/instructional strategies;

  (16) differentiated instruction; and

  (17) certification test preparation.


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

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