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RULE §535.60Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in Subchapter F of this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Classroom delivery--A method of course delivery where the instructor and students interact face to face and in real time, in either the same physical location, or through the use of technology.

  (2) Distance Education delivery--A method of course delivery other than classroom delivery, including online and correspondence delivery.

  (3) Combination delivery--A combination of classroom and distance education where at least 50% of the course is offered through classroom delivery.

  (4) Instructor--A person chosen by a provider to teach qualifying courses.

  (5) Legal Update Courses--Required courses created for and approved by the Commission to satisfy the eight hours of continuing education required by §1101.455 of the Act.

  (6) Mandatory qualifying course--A qualifying course that an applicant is required to take to fulfill licensing requirements as mandated by §1101.358 of the Act.

  (7) Elective qualifying course--A qualifying course, other than a mandatory qualifying course, for which the subject matter of the course is specified by the Act or Commission rule, that an applicant may take to fulfill licensing requirements.

  (8) Person--Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, including a state agency or governmental subdivision.

  (9) Provider--Any person approved by the Commission; or specifically exempt by the Act, Chapter 1102, or Commission rule; that offers a course for which qualifying credit may be granted by the Commission to a license holder or applicant.

  (10) Proctor--A person who monitors a final examination for a course offered by a provider under the guidelines contained in this section. A proctor may be a course instructor, the provider, an employee of a college or university testing center, a librarian, or other person approved by the Commission.

  (11) Scenario-based learning--The use of scenarios to support active learning strategies such as problem-based or case-based learning where students must apply their subject knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a real-world context.

  (12) Topic--Subject matter that must be covered in a specific course as defined by the Act, Chapter 1102 and this chapter.

  (13) Unit--A subtopic that must be covered within a topic.

Source Note: The provisions of this §535.60 adopted to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 9669; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8226; amended to be effective December 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 7898; amended to be effective December 11, 2019, 44 TexReg 7702; amended to be effective June 11, 2023, 48 TexReg 2948

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