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RULE §228.20Governance[, Design, and Delivery] of Educator Preparation Programs
ISSUE 08/22/2008
ACTION Proposed
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)Preparation for the certification of educators may [shall] be delivered by an institution [ institutions] of higher education, regional education service center [centers], public school district [ districts], or other entity [entities] approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) [ Board] under §228.10 of this title (relating to Approval Process).

(b)The preparation of educators shall be a collaborative effort among public schools accredited [public schools] by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and/or TEA-recognized private schools[, as defined by Chapter 230, Subchapter Y of this title (relating to Definitions)]; regional education service centers; institutions of higher education; and/or [and] business and community interests; and shall be delivered in cooperation with public schools accredited by the TEA [public schools] and/or TEA-recognized private schools. An advisory committee with members representing as many as possible of the groups identified as collaborators in this subsection [ each of the above] shall assist in the design, delivery, evaluation, and major policy decisions of the educator preparation program. The approved educator preparation program [entity ] shall approve the roles and responsibilities of each member of the advisory committee and shall meet a minimum of twice during each academic year.

(c)The governing body and chief operating officer of an entity approved to deliver educator preparation [Executives at the entities' highest levels] shall provide sufficient support [for educator preparation] to enable the educator preparation program [all programs] to meet all standards set by the SBEC, and shall be accountable for the quality of the educator preparation program [programs] and the candidates whom the program recommends [recommended ] for certification.

(d)All educator preparation programs must be implemented as approved by the SBEC as specified in §228.10 of this title. An approved educator preparation program may not expand to other geographic locations without prior approval of the SBEC.

(e)Proposed amendments to an educator preparation program shall be submitted to the TEA staff and approved prior to implementation. Significant amendments, related to the five program approval components specified in §228.10(b) of this title, must be approved by the SBEC.

This agency hereby certifies that the proposal has been reviewed by legal counsel and found to be within the agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 11, 2008


Karen Loonam

Deputy Associate Commissioner, Educator Certification and Standards, Texas Education Agency

State Board for Educator Certification

Earliest possible date of adoption: September 21, 2008

For further information, please call: (512) 475-1497

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