|(a) To ensure the highest level of educator preparation
and practice, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) recognizes
that the preparation of educators must be the joint responsibility
of educator preparation programs (EPPs) and the Early Childhood-Grade
12 public and private schools of Texas. Collaboration in the development,
delivery, and evaluation of educator preparation is required.
(b) Consistent with the Texas Education Code, §21.049,
the SBEC's rules governing educator preparation are designed to promote
flexibility and creativity in the design of EPPs to accommodate the
unique characteristics and needs of different regions of the state
as well as the diverse population of potential educators.
(c) All EPPs are subject to the same standards of accountability,
as required under Chapter 229 of this title (relating to Accountability
System for Educator Preparation Programs).
(d) If the governor declares a state of disaster consistent
with the Texas Government Code, §418.014, Texas Education Agency
staff may extend deadlines in this chapter for up to 90 days and decrease
clinical teaching, internship, and practicum assignment minimums by
up to 20 percent as necessary to accommodate persons in the affected
(e) For purposes of educator preparation training under §228.35
of this title (relating to Preparation Program Coursework and/or Training)
during the 2020-2021 academic year, actual school settings and authentic
school settings may include campuses with a traditional, in-person
setting that are temporarily functioning in a virtual setting, and
face-to-face settings for formal observations may include synchronous
virtual settings or asynchronous virtual settings.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §228.1 adopted to be effective July 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 5011; 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 20, 2018, 43 TexReg 8091; amended to be effective October 15, 2020, 45 TexReg 7253