|(a) Except as provided by this section, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff shall process and review in its usual and customary manner the certificate application of a person whose previous application was denied or whose certificate was revoked or surrendered by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) under this chapter. Such an applicant shall be subject to the same requirements and qualifications as any other current applicant, as specified in Chapter 230 of this title (relating to Professional Educator Preparation and Certification), including recommendation from an approved educator preparation program, if applicable, and all other prerequisites for certification at the time the application is received. (b) A person whose certificate has been denied, surrendered, or revoked under this chapter shall not reapply for a certificate before the fifth anniversary after the date of the SBEC's order denying, accepting a surrender, or revoking a certificate became administratively final. The TEA staff shall reject without processing or further proceedings any application received in violation of this subsection. A person reapplying for certification after denial, revocation, or surrender must be recommended for certification by an approved educator preparation program and must satisfy the same requirements for certification that are applicable to any other new applicant. (c) In addition to other sanctions available under this chapter, the SBEC may order that a person whose certificate has been denied, surrendered, or revoked under this chapter shall not reapply for a certificate for a time period of five years or longer after the order of denial, surrender, or revocation becomes administratively final. The SBEC may order that a certificate be permanently revoked or surrendered or that an application be permanently denied without opportunity to reapply for certification, pursuant to §249.17(d) of this title (relating to Decision-Making Guidelines), or otherwise as the SBEC may deem appropriate. The TEA staff shall reject without processing or further proceedings any application received in violation of such an order. A rejection pursuant to this section is not considered an administrative denial and is not subject to a contested case hearing. (d) In reviewing a certificate application, the TEA staff, the presiding administrative law judge, and the SBEC shall consider prior SBEC orders denying, accepting a surrender, or revoking a certificate previously applied for or held by the applicant. The applicant may not contest the underlying basis for the prior order. (e) A person whose petition for relief under this section has been denied by the SBEC, in whole or in part, shall not file a subsequent application or petition earlier than the fifth anniversary of the effective date of such denial. (f) The TEA staff shall publish notice of any certificate issued to a person whose previous application was denied or whose certificate was canceled or revoked by the SBEC under this chapter by updating the educator's virtual certificate.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §249.44 adopted to be effective March 31, 1999, 24 TexReg 2304; amended to be effective December 16, 2007, 32 TexReg 9112; amended to be effective December 19, 2011, 36 TexReg 8533