Chapter 231. Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments

Subchapter C. Grades 6-8 Assignments


231.41. Self-Contained, Grades 6-8.

(a)  Self-contained is defined as a class in which one teacher teaches all or most subjects to one class of students.

(b)  An assignment in a self-contained classroom for All General Subjects, Grades 6-8, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

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

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

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

(4)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

(5)  Elementary--General.

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

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

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

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

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

(11)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

(12)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(13)  Generalist: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

(14)  Prekindergarten-Grade 6--General (Grade 6 only).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.41 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.41 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.43. All General Subjects, Grade 6.

(a)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for All General Subjects, Grade 6, for a holder of a valid elementary level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Any elementary teacher certificate appropriate for Grade 6.

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

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

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

(5)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

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

(7)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 (English, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

(8)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(9)  Generalist: Grades 4-8 (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies only).

(b)  Requirements for a holder of a secondary or all-level certificate in a departmentalized Grades 6-8 assignment are specified for each subject area in this subchapter.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.43 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.43 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.45. English Language Arts, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for English Language Arts, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

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

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

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

(4)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

(5)  Elementary English (Grades 1-8).

(6)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in English.

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

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

(9)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8.

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

(11)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12 (Grades 7 and 8 only).

(12)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(13)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(14)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(15)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--English.

(16)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--English Language Arts, Composite.

(17)  Junior High School or High School--English.

(18)  Junior High School or High School--English Language Arts, Composite.

(19)  Secondary English (Grades 6-12).

(20)  Secondary English Language Arts, Composite (Grades 6-12).

(21)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in English.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.45 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.45 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.47. English as a Second Language, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for English as a Second Language, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  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.

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

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(4)  Elementary Bilingual/English as a Second Language (Grades 1-8).

(5)  Elementary teacher certificate and assigned to teach English as a Second Language in an approved English as a Second Language program during 1981-1982 school year in the same school district.

(6)  Elementary Bilingual.

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

(8)  Junior High School or High School--Bilingual/English as a Second Language.

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

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

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

(12)  Secondary Bilingual/English as a Second Language (Grades 6-12).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.47 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.47 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.49. Reading (At or Above Grade Level), Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading (at or above grade level), Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

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

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

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

(4)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

(5)  Elementary English (Grades 1-8). This assignment requires verifiable preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(6)  Elementary Reading (Grades 1-8).

(7)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in English and nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

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

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

(10)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8.

(11)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12 (Grades 7 and 8 only).

(12)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

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

(14)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(15)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(16)  Junior High School or High School--English.

(17)  Junior High School or High School--English Language Arts, Composite. This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours of reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 2003-2004 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(18)  Junior High School or High School--Reading.

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

(20)  Reading Specialist.

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

(22)  Secondary English (Grades 6-8). This assignment requires verifiable preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(23)  Secondary English Language Arts, Composite (Grades 6-8). This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours of reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 2003-2004 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(24)  Secondary Reading (Grades 6-8).

(25)  Secondary English (Grades 6-12). This assignment requires verifiable preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(26)  Secondary English Language Arts, Composite (Grades 6-12). This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours of reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 2003-2004 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(27)  Secondary Reading (Grades 6-12).

(28)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in English and nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.49 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.49 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474; amended effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890.


231.51. Reading Improvement (One Year or More Below Grade Level), Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading Improvement (one year or more below grade level), Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

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

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

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

(4)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

(5)  Elementary English (Grades 1-8). This assignment requires verifiable preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(6)  Elementary Reading (Grades 1-8).

(7)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in English and nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

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

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

(10)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8.

(11)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12 (Grades 7 and 8 only).

(12)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

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

(14)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(15)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(16)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--English. This assignment requires verifiable preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(17)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--English Language Arts, Composite. This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours of reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 2003-2004 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(18)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Reading.

(19)  Junior High School or High School--English. This assignment requires verifiable preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(20)  Junior High School or High School--English Language Arts, Composite. This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours of reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 2003-2004 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(21)  Junior High School or High School--Reading.

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

(23)  Reading Specialist.

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

(25)  Secondary English (Grades 6-12). This assignment requires verifiable preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 1990-1991 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(26)  Secondary English Language Arts, Composite (Grades 6-12). This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours of reading. Initial assignments beginning with the 2003-2004 school year require nine semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

(27)  Secondary Reading (Grades 6-12).

(28)  Teacher certificate plus 9 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in reading with at least one course in diagnostic reading techniques.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.51 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.51 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.53. Speech, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Speech, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Speech Communications/Theatre Arts (Prekindergarten-Grade 12).

(2)  All-Level Speech and Drama.

(3)  Elementary Speech.

(4)  Elementary Speech Communications (Grades 1-8).

(5)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 12 semester credit hours in speech.

(6)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--English Language Arts, Composite. This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours in speech.

(7)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Speech Communications.

(8)  Junior High School or High School--English Language Arts, Composite. This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours in speech.

(9)  Junior High School or High School--Speech.

(10)  Junior High School or High School--Speech and Drama.

(11)  Secondary English Language Arts, Composite (Grades 6-12). This assignment includes at least six semester credit hours in speech.

(12)  Secondary Speech Communications (Grades 6-12).

(13)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 12 semester credit hours in speech.

(14)  Speech: Grades 7-12 (Grades 7 and 8 only).

(15)  Speech: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.53 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.53 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.55. Languages Other Than English, Grades 6-8.

(a)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Languages Other Than English, Exploratory Languages, or Cultural and Linguistic Topics, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Elementary teacher certificate in the appropriate language of assignment.

(2)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in language of assignment.

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

(4)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in language of assignment.

(5)  Secondary teacher certificate in the appropriate language of assignment.

(b)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for American Sign Language, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid secondary or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  American Sign Language.

(2)  American Sign Language: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

(c)  The Texas Assessment of Sign Communication-American Sign Language (TASC-ASL) is required for an American Sign Language assignment.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.55 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.55 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.57. Social Studies, Grade 6.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Social Studies, Grade 6, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Any elementary teacher certificate appropriate for Grade 6.

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

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

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

(5)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

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

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

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

(9)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(10)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(11)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Economics.

(12)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Geography.

(13)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Government.

(14)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--History.

(15)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Psychology.

(16)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Sociology.

(17)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Social Studies.

(18)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Social Studies, Composite.

(19)  Junior High School or High School--Anthropology.

(20)  Junior High School or High School--Economics.

(21)  Junior High School or High School--Geography.

(22)  Junior High School or High School--Government-Political Science.

(23)  Junior High School or High School--History.

(24)  Junior High School or High School--Psychology.

(25)  Junior High School or High School--Sociology.

(26)  Junior High School or High School--Social Science, Composite.

(27)  Secondary Economics (Grades 6-12).

(28)  Secondary Geography (Grades 6-12).

(29)  Secondary Government (Grades 6-12).

(30)  Secondary History (Grades 6-12).

(31)  Secondary Psychology (Grades 6-12).

(32)  Secondary Sociology (Grades 6-12).

(33)  Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12).

(34)  Secondary Social Studies, Composite (Grades 6-12).

(35)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(36)  Social Studies: Grades 4-8.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.57 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.57 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.59. Social Studies, Grades 7 and 8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Social Studies, Grades 7 and 8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(2)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

(3)  Elementary History.

(4)  Elementary History (Grades 1-8).

(5)  Elementary Social Studies (Grades 1-8).

(6)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

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

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

(9)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(10)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--History.

(11)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Social Studies.

(12)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Social Studies, Composite.

(13)  High School--History.

(14)  High School--Social Science, Composite.

(15)  History: Grades 7-12.

(16)  History: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(17)  Junior High School or High School--History.

(18)  Junior High School or High School--Social Science, Composite.

(19)  Secondary History (Grades 6-12).

(20)  Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12).

(21)  Secondary Social Studies, Composite (Grades 6-12).

(22)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(23)  Social Studies: Grades 4-8.

(24)  Social Studies: Grades 7-12.

(25)  Social Studies: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.59 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.59 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.61. Mathematics, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Mathematics, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

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

(2)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

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

(4)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

(5)  Elementary Mathematics (Grades 1-8). A teacher holding an Elementary Mathematics (Grades 1-8) certificate may teach Algebra I at the middle school level for high school graduation credit.

(6)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in mathematics.

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

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

(9)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(10)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(11)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Mathematics.

(12)  Junior High School or High School--Mathematics.

(13)  Junior High School or High School--Mathematical Science, Composite.

(14)  Master Mathematics Teacher (Grades 4-8).

(15)  Master Mathematics Teacher (Grades 8-12) (Grade 8 only).

(16)  Mathematics: Grades 4-8. A teacher holding a Mathematics: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach Algebra I at the middle school level for high school graduation credit.

(17)  Mathematics: Grades 7-12 (Grades 7 and 8 only).

(18)  Mathematics: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(19)  Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 6-12.

(20)  Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(21)  Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8.

(22)  Physics/Mathematics: Grades 7-12 (Grades 7 and 8 only).

(23)  Physics/Mathematics: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(24)  Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12).

(25)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in mathematics.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.61 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.61 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.63. Science, Grade 6.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Science, Grade 6, for a holder of a valid elementary, secondary, or all-level certificate is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Any elementary teacher certificate appropriate for Grade 6.

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

(3)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

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

(5)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

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

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

(8)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6.

(9)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(10)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Biology.

(11)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Chemistry.

(12)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Earth Science.

(13)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Life/Earth Science.

(14)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Physical Science.

(15)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Physics.

(16)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Science.

(17)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Science, Composite.

(18)  Junior High School or High School--Biology.

(19)  Junior High School or High School--Chemistry.

(20)  Junior High School or High School--Earth Science.

(21)  Junior High School or High School--Life/Earth Science.

(22)  Junior High School or High School--Life/Earth Middle-School Science.

(23)  Junior High School or High School--Physical Science.

(24)  Junior High School or High School--Physics.

(25)  Junior High School or High School--Science.

(26)  Junior High School or High School--Science, Composite.

(27)  Master Science Teacher (Grades 4-8).

(28)  Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8.

(29)  Science: Grades 4-8.

(30)  Secondary Biology (Grades 6-12).

(31)  Secondary Chemistry (Grades 6-12).

(32)  Secondary Earth Science (Grades 6-12).

(33)  Secondary Life/Earth Science (Grades 6-12).

(34)  Secondary Physical Science (Grades 6-12).

(35)  Secondary Physics (Grades 6-12).

(36)  Secondary Science (Grades 6-12).

(37)  Secondary Science, Composite (Grades 6-12).

(38)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in any combination of sciences.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.63 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.63 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.65. Science, Grades 7 and 8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Science, Grades 7 and 8, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(2)  Chemistry: Grades 7-12.

(3)  Chemistry: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(4)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8.

(5)  Elementary Biology.

(6)  Elementary Chemistry.

(7)  Elementary Earth Science.

(8)  Elementary Life/Earth Middle-School Science.

(9)  Elementary Physical Science.

(10)  Elementary Physics.

(11)  Elementary Biology (Grades 1-8).

(12)  Elementary Chemistry (Grades 1-8).

(13)  Elementary Earth Science (Grades 1-8).

(14)  Elementary Life/Earth Middle-School Science (Grades 1-8).

(15)  Elementary Physical Science (Grades 1-8).

(16)  Elementary Physics (Grades 1-8).

(17)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in any combination of sciences.

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

(19)  Generalist: Grades 4-8.

(20)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Biology.

(21)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Chemistry.

(22)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Earth Science.

(23)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Life/Earth Middle-School Science.

(24)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Physical Science.

(25)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Physics.

(26)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Science.

(27)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Science, Composite.

(28)  Junior High School or High School--Biology.

(29)  Junior High School or High School--Chemistry.

(30)  Junior High School or High School--Earth Science.

(31)  Junior High School or High School--Life/Earth Middle-School Science.

(32)  Junior High School or High School--Physical Science.

(33)  Junior High School or High School--Physics.

(34)  Junior High School or High School--Science.

(35)  Junior High School or High School--Science, Composite.

(36)  Life Science: Grades 7-12.

(37)  Life Science: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(38)  Master Science Teacher (Grades 4-8).

(39)  Master Science Teacher (Grades 8-12) (Grade 8 only).

(40)  Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 6-12.

(41)  Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(42)  Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8.

(43)  Physical Science: Grades 6-12.

(44)  Physical Science: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(45)  Physics/Mathematics: Grades 7-12.

(46)  Physics/Mathematics: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(47)  Science: Grades 4-8.

(48)  Science: Grades 7-12.

(49)  Science: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

(50)  Secondary Biology (Grades 6-12).

(51)  Secondary Chemistry (Grades 6-12).

(52)  Secondary Earth Science (Grades 6-12).

(53)  Secondary Life/Earth Science (Grades 6-12).

(54)  Secondary Physical Science (Grades 6-12).

(55)  Secondary Physics (Grades 6-12).

(56)  Secondary Science (Grades 6-12).

(57)  Secondary Science, Composite (Grades 6-12).

(58)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in any combination of sciences.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.65 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.65 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474; amended to be effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890.


231.67. Health, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Health, Grades 6-8, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Health and Physical Education.

(2)  All-Level Physical Education.

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

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

(5)  Elementary Health.

(6)  Elementary Health and Physical Education.

(7)  Elementary Physical Education.

(8)  Elementary Health (Grades 1-8).

(9)  Elementary Health and Physical Education (Grades 1-8).

(10)  Elementary Physical Education (Grades 1-8).

(11)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 12 semester credit hours in health, mental health, consumer health, public health, biology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, foods, nutrition, family relations, disease control and prevention, safety, drug abuse prevention, or coordinated health programs.

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

(13)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(14)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Health.

(15)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Physical Education.

(16)  Health: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

(17)  Junior High School or High School--Health.

(18)  Junior High School or High School--Health and Physical Education.

(19)  Junior High School or High School--Physical Education.

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

(21)  Secondary Health (Grades 6-12).

(22)  Secondary Physical Education (Grades 6-12).

(23)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 12 semester credit hours in health, mental health, consumer health, public health, biology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, foods, nutrition, family relations, disease control and prevention, safety, drug abuse prevention, or coordinated health programs.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.67 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.67 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.69. Physical Education, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physical Education, Grades 6-8, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Health and Physical Education.

(2)  All-Level Physical Education.

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

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

(5)  Elementary Health and Physical Education.

(6)  Elementary Physical Education.

(7)  Elementary Physical Education (Grades 1-8).

(8)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 12 semester credit hours in physical education, including safety and coordinated school health programs.

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

(10)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(11)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Physical Education.

(12)  Junior High School or High School--Health and Physical Education.

(13)  Junior High School or High School--Physical Education.

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

(15)  Secondary Physical Education (Grades 6-12).

(16)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 12 semester credit hours in physical education, including safety and coordinated school health programs.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.69 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.69 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474.


231.71. Art, Middle School 1-3.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Art, Middle School 1-3, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Art.

(2)  Art: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

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

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

(5)  Elementary Art (Grades 1-8).

(6)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in art.

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

(8)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(9)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Art.

(10)  Junior High School or High School--Art.

(11)  Secondary Art (Grades 6-12).

(12)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in art.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.71 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.71 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474; amended to be effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890.


231.73. Music, Middle School 1-3.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Music, Middle School 1-3, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Music.

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

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

(4)  Elementary Music.

(5)  Elementary Music (Grades 1-8).

(6)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in music.

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

(8)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 (Grade 6 only).

(9)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Music.

(10)  Junior High School or High School--Music.

(11)  Music: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

(12)  Secondary Music (Grades 6-12).

(13)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in music.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.73 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.73 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 29, 2014, 39 TexReg 10474; amended to be effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890.


231.75. Theatre, Middle School 1-3.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Theatre, Middle School 1-3, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  All-Level Speech and Drama.

(2)  All-Level Speech Communications/Theatre Arts (Prekindergarten-Grade 12).

(3)  Elementary Drama.

(4)  Elementary Theatre Arts (Grades 1-8).

(5)  Elementary teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in theatre arts/drama.

(6)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Theatre Arts.

(7)  Junior High School or High School--Drama.

(8)  Junior High School or High School--Speech and Drama.

(9)  Secondary Theatre Arts (Grades 6-12).

(10)  Secondary or all-level teacher certificate plus 18 semester credit hours in theatre arts/drama.

(11)  Theatre: Early Childhood-Grade 12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.75 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.75 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890.


231.77. Technology Applications, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Technology Applications, Grades 6-8, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Elementary teacher certificate plus verification of competency to teach computer literacy.

(2)  Grades 6-12 or Grades 6-8--Computer Information Systems.

(3)  Information Processing Technologies Endorsement (Level I or II).

(4)  Junior High School or High School--Computer Information Systems.

(5)  Secondary Computer Information Systems (Grades 6-12).

(6)  Secondary teacher certificate plus verification of competency to teach computer literacy.

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

(8)  Technology Applications: Grades 8-12 (Grade 8 only).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.77 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a), 21.041(b)(2), and 21.0486.

Source: The provisions of this 231.77 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3304.


231.79. Career Development, Grades 6-8.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Career Development, Exploring Careers, or Career Portals, Grades 6-8, for a holder of a valid secondary or all-level certificate is allowed with any vocational or career and technical education classroom teaching certificate specified in 233.13 of this title (relating to Career and Technical Education (Certificates not requiring experience and preparation in a skill area)) or 233.14 of this title (relating to Career and Technical Education (Certificates requiring experience and preparation in a skill area)).

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.79 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.79 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.81. Dance, Middle School 1-3.

An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Dance, Middle School 1-3, is allowed with the Dance: Grades 8-12 certificate.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.81 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.81 adopted to be effective October 8, 2015, 40 TexReg 6890.


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