|(a) The Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) central
operations shall approve professional development courses or programs
for instructors who are teaching electronic courses, including dual
credit courses, offered through the TxVSN statewide course catalog
and Online School program.
(b) A course provider shall submit to TxVSN central
operations any course the provider seeks to provide to instructors
for authorization to teach electronic courses provided through the
TxVSN in accordance with §70.1027(a)(1)(A) of this title (relating
to Requirements for Educators of Electronic Courses).
(c) The Texas Education Agency shall use the most recent
International Association for K-12 Learning (iNACOL) National Standards
for Quality Online Teaching to evaluate professional development courses
submitted by a TxVSN course provider for approval.