|(a) All educators should model the philosophy of life-long
learning; therefore, participation in professional development activities
is expected of all educators. Activities must focus on the need of
each educator to continually update his or her knowledge of current
content, best practices, research, and technology that is relevant
to his or her individual role as an educator. The State Board for
Educator Certification (SBEC) shall ensure that requirements for renewal
and continuing professional education are flexible to allow each individual
educator to identify the activities he or she will complete to satisfy
the SBEC's requirements.
(b) This chapter provides the minimum requirements
necessary to renew any class of certificate issued by the SBEC.
(c) Each individual who holds a standard certificate(s)
is responsible for renewing the certificate(s) and paying a fee for
late renewal. Failure to receive notice of the renewal requirement
or deadline does not excuse the individual's obligation to renew or
pay applicable fees.
(d) An educator may not renew a certificate if the
individual fails to comply with the requirements of this subchapter.
(e) Pursuant to the Texas Education Code, §21.003(a),
an educator employed by a Texas public school district who fails to
satisfy each of the requirements to renew his or her standard certificate(s)
by the renewal date moves to inactive status and is ineligible for
employment in a Texas public school district in a position for which
a certificate is required until all appropriate requirements are satisfied.
However, if an educator has completed the requirements for renewal
and submitted a renewal application prior to the expiration date of
the certificate, the certificate will not be considered to have expired.