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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 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 educator effectiveness.

(c) The following subject matter shall be included in the curriculum for candidates seeking initial certification in any certification class:

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

    (A) professional ethical conduct, practices, and performance;

    (B) ethical conduct toward professional colleagues; and

    (C) ethical conduct toward students;

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

  (3) instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide, as indicated in the TEC, §21.044(c-1). Instruction acquired from the list of recommended best practice-based programs or research-based practices shall be implemented as required by the provider of the best practice-based program or research-based practice;

  (4) the skills that educators are required to possess, the responsibilities that educators are required to accept, and the high expectations for students in this state;

  (5) the importance of building strong classroom management skills;

  (6) the framework in this state for teacher and principal evaluation;

  (7) appropriate relationships, boundaries, and communications between educators and students; and

  (8) instruction in digital learning, including a digital literacy evaluation followed by a prescribed digital learning curriculum. The instruction required must:

    (A) be aligned with the latest version of the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) standards as appears on the ISTE website;

    (B) provide effective, evidence-based strategies to determine a person's degree of digital literacy; and

    (C) include resources to address any deficiencies identified by the digital literacy evaluation.

(d) The following subject matter shall be included in the curriculum for candidates seeking initial certification in the classroom teacher certification class:

  (1) the relevant TEKS, including the English Language Proficiency Standards;

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

  (3) for certificates that include early childhood and prekindergarten, the Prekindergarten Guidelines; and

  (4) the skills and competencies captured in the Texas teacher standards in Chapter 149, Subchapter AA, of this title (relating to Teacher Standards).

(e) For candidates seeking certification in the principal certification class, the curriculum shall include the skills and competencies captured in the Texas administrator standards, as indicated in Chapter 149, Subchapter BB, of this title (relating to Administrator Standards).

(f) The following educator content standards from Chapter 235 of this title (relating to Classroom Teacher Certification Standards) shall be included in the curriculum for candidates who hold a valid standard, provisional, or one-year classroom teacher certificate specified in §230.31 of this title (relating to Types of Certificates) in a certificate category that allows the candidates who are seeking the Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3 certificate to teach all subjects in Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, or Grade 3:

  (1) Child Development provisions of the Early Childhood: Prekindergarten-Grade 3 Content Standards;

  (2) Early Childhood-Grade 3 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards; and

  (3) Science of Teaching Reading Standards.


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; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10280; amended to be effective December 20, 2018, 43 TexReg 8091

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