Chapter 231. Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments

Subchapter B. Prekindergarten-Grade 6 Assignments


231.3. General Education, Prekindergarten.

(a)  All-level certification in art, health education, music, physical education, speech communication and theatre arts, or theatre may be assigned to teach in the certified area(s) in Prekindergarten-Grade 12.

(b)  An assignment for General Education, Prekindergarten, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(3)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(4)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten).

(5)  Elementary--General.

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(6)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-6).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(7)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-8).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(8)  Elementary Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(9)  Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(10)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(11)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(12)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(13)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(14)  Kindergarten.

(15)  Master Mathematics Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4) (Mathematics only).

(16)  Master Reading Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 12) (Reading only).

(17)  Master Science Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4) (Science only).

(18)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5.

(19)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6.

(20)  Teacher of Young Children--General.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.3 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.3 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.5. Bilingual, Prekindergarten.

(a)  An assignment for Bilingual, Prekindergarten, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(3)  A valid classroom teaching certificate appropriate for the grade level and subject areas taught plus any bilingual education certificate or endorsement.

(4)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten).

(A)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(B)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(5)  Elementary--General.

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement and the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(C)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(6)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-6).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement and the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(C)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(7)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-8).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement and the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(C)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(8)  Elementary Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(A)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(B)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(9)  Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(10)  Elementary teacher certification with Bilingual Endorsement.

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(11)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5--General.

(A)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(B)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(12)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--General.

(A)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(B)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(13)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(14)  Prekindergarten-Grade 12--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(15)  Kindergarten.

(A)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(B)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(16)  Teacher of Young Children--General.

(A)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(B)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to verify oral and written proficiency in the language of the target population as measured by examinations approved by the TEA by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(b)  An assignment for the English component only of a dual language immersion/one-way or two-way bilingual education program model for Prekindergarten is allowed with a valid classroom teaching certificate appropriate for the grade level and subject areas taught plus a bilingual education certificate or endorsement or an English as a Second Language certificate or endorsement.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.5 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.5 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3304.


231.7. English as a Second Language, Prekindergarten.

An assignment for English as a Second Language, Prekindergarten, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(3)  A valid classroom teaching certificate appropriate for the grade level and subject areas taught plus one of the following.

(A)  Bilingual Education Supplemental.

(B)  Bilingual Education Supplemental (Early Childhood-Grade 4).

(C)  Bilingual Education Supplemental (Grades 4-8).

(D)  Bilingual Endorsement.

(E)  Bilingual/English as a Second Language Endorsement.

(F)  English as a Second Language Endorsement.

(G)  English as a Second Language Supplemental.

(4)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten). Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(5)  Elementary--General.

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(C)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(6)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-6).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(C)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(7)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-8).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(C)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(8)  Elementary Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten-Grade 6). Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(9)  Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8).

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(10)  Elementary teacher certificate with Bilingual or English as a Second Language Endorsement.

(A)  Teachers assigned prior to the 1991-1992 school year are required to complete a minimum of 90 clock-hours of in-service training (may be advanced academic training) or six semester credit hours in early childhood education, inclusive of but not limited to child development or language acquisition, by September 1, 1993, to be eligible for assignment.

(B)  Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the early childhood education delivery system or endorsement.

(11)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(12)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(13)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5--General. Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(14)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--General. Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(15)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(16)  Prekindergarten-Grade 12--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(17)  Prekindergarten-Grade 12--English as a Second Language.

(18)  Kindergarten. Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

(19)  Teacher of Young Children--General. Initial assignments beginning with the 1991-1992 school year require the English as a Second Language endorsement or the bilingual education delivery system or endorsement.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.7 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.7 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.9. General Education, Kindergarten.

(a)  All-level certification in art, health education, music, physical education, speech communication and theatre arts, or theatre may be assigned to teach in the certified area(s) in Prekindergarten-Grade 12.

(b)  An assignment for General Education, Kindergarten, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(3)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(4)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten).

(5)  Elementary Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(6)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(7)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(8)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4.

(9)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(10)  Kindergarten.

(11)  Master Mathematics Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4) (Mathematics only).

(12)  Master Reading Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 12) (Reading only).

(13)  Master Science Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4) (Science only).

(14)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5--General.

(15)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--General.

(16)  Teacher of Young Children--General.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.9 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.9 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.11. Bilingual, Kindergarten-Grade 6.

(a)  An assignment for Bilingual, Kindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Kindergarten-Grade 4 only).

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(4)  A valid classroom teaching certificate appropriate for the grade level and subject areas taught plus any bilingual education certificate or endorsement.

(5)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5--Bilingual/English as a Second Language (Prekindergarten-Grade 5 only).

(6)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(7)  Prekindergarten-Grade 12--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(b)  An assignment for the English component only of a dual language immersion/one-way or two-way bilingual education program model for Kindergarten-Grade 6 is allowed with a valid classroom teaching certificate appropriate for the grade level and subject areas taught plus a bilingual education certificate or endorsement or an English as a Second Language certificate or endorsement.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.11 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.11 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3304.


231.13. English as a Second Language, Kindergarten-Grade 6.

An assignment for English as a Second Language, Kindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  An elementary certified teacher with a valid English as a Second Language supplemental certificate or endorsement or bilingual education supplemental certificate or endorsement may be assigned to teach English as a Second Language at the kindergarten level.

(2)  A valid classroom teaching certificate appropriate for the grade level and subject areas taught plus one of the following.

(A)  Bilingual Education Supplemental.

(B)  Bilingual Education Supplemental (Early Childhood-Grade 4).

(C)  Bilingual Education Supplemental (Grades 4-8).

(D)  Bilingual Endorsement.

(E)  Bilingual/English as a Second Language Endorsement.

(F)  English as a Second Language Endorsement.

(G)  English as a Second Language Supplemental.

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Kindergarten-Grade 4 only).

(4)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(5)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(6)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Kindergarten-Grade 4 only).

(7)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(8)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(9)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5--Bilingual/English as a Second Language (Prekindergarten-Grade 5 only).

(10)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(11)  Prekindergarten-Grade 12--English as a Second Language.

(12)  Prekindergarten-Grade 12--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

(13)  Teacher certificate appropriate for grade level of assignment and assigned to teach English as a Second Language in an approved English as a Second Language program during the 1981-1982 school year in the same school district.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.13 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.13 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.15. Elementary, Grades 1-6.

An assignment for Elementary, Grades 1-6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Grades 1-4 only).

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(4)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(5)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(6)  Elementary--General.

(7)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-6).

(8)  Elementary--General (Grades 1-8).

(9)  Elementary Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(10)  Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8).

(11)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Grades 1-4 only).

(12)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(13)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(14)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Grades 1-4 only).

(15)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(16)  Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(17)  Master Mathematics Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4) (Mathematics in Grades 1-4 only).

(18)  Master Mathematics Teacher (Grades 4-8) (Mathematics in Grades 4-6 only).

(19)  Master Reading Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 12) (Reading in Grades 1-6 only).

(20)  Master Science Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade 4) (Science in Grades 1-4 only).

(21)  Master Science Teacher (Grades 4-8) (Science in Grades 4-6 only).

(22)  Prekindergarten-Grade 5--General (Grades 1-5 only).

(23)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--General.

(24)  Teacher of Young Children--General (Grades 1-3 only).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.15 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.15 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.17. Reading, Grades 1-6.

An assignment for Reading, Grades 1-6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  A teacher certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(2)  An elementary teacher certificate appropriate for Grades 1-6 assignment.

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Grades 1-4 only).

(4)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(5)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(6)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(7)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(8)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Grades 1-4 only).

(9)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(10)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(11)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(12)  English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(13)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Grades 1-4 only).

(14)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(15)  Generalist: Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-6 only).

(16)  Master Reading Teacher (Early Childhood-Grade-12).

(17)  Reading Specialist.

(18)  Reading Specialist (Early Childhood-Grade 12).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.17 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.17 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.19. Languages Other Than English, Grades 1-6.

An assignment for Languages Other Than English, Grades 1-6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  A teacher certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment (Grades 1-6).

(2)  A Languages Other Than English certificate in the appropriate language (Early Childhood-Grade 12).

(3)  A secondary teacher certificate with a teaching field in the language of assignment plus six semester credit hours of elementary education.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.19 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.19 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.21. Art, Prekindergarten-Grade 6.

An assignment for Art, Prekindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  A teacher certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(2)  All-Level Art.

(3)  All-Level Art (Prekindergarten-Grade 12).

(4)  Art: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

(5)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(6)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(7)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(8)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten only).

(9)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(10)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(11)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(12)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.21 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.21 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.23. Music, Prekindergarten-Grade 6.

An assignment for Music, Prekindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  A teacher certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(2)  All-Level Music.

(3)  All-Level Music (Prekindergarten-Grade 12).

(4)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(5)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(6)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(7)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten only).

(8)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(9)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(10)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(11)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(12)  Music: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.23 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.23 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.25. Theatre, Prekindergarten-Grade 6.

An assignment for Theatre, Prekindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Speech and Drama.

(2)  All-Level Speech Communications/Theatre Arts.

(3)  All-Level Theatre Arts.

(4)  An elementary teacher certificate appropriate for Prekindergarten-Grade 6 assignment.

(5)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten only).

(6)  Theatre: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.25 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.25 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.27. Physical Education, Prekindergarten-Grade 6.

An assignment for Physical Education, Prekindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  A teacher certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment (Prekindergarten-Grade 6).

(2)  All-Level Physical Education.

(3)  All-Level Health and Physical Education.

(4)  An elementary teacher certificate appropriate for Prekindergarten-Grade 6 assignment.

(5)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(6)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(7)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(8)  Early Childhood Education (Prekindergarten and Kindergarten only).

(9)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(10)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(11)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (Early Childhood-Grade 4 only).

(12)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(13)  Physical Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.27 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.27 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.29. Technology Applications, Prekindergarten-Grade 6.

An assignment for Technology Applications, Prekindergarten-Grade 6, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  A teacher certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment (Prekindergarten-Grade 6), plus verification of competency to teach Technology Applications.

(2)  Technology Applications: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.29 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.29 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


For more information, email sbecrules@tea.texas.gov.