Chapter 231. Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments

Subchapter D. Electives, Disciplinary Courses, Local Credit Courses, and Innovative Courses, Grades 6-12 Assignments


231.91. Reserve Officer Training Corps.

(a)  An assignment for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Grades 6-12, is allowed with one of the following credentials.

(1)  Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps: Grades 6-12 certificate.

(2)  Emergency permit for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Grades 6-12.

(b)  An emergency permit for ROTC may not be renewed, but must be reissued every year as specified in 230.77(g)(4) of this title (relating to Specific Requirements for Initial Emergency Permits).

(c)  School districts must apply and pay for reissuance of a new ROTC instructor emergency permit each year the instructor serves.

(d)  ROTC may be used for Physical Education substitution credit.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.91 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a), 21.041(b)(2), and 21.0487.

Source: The provisions of this 231.91 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3304.


231.93. Athletics; Cheerleading; Drill Team; Marching Band.

(a)  An assignment for Athletics, Cheerleading, Drill Team, and Marching Band is allowed with a valid certificate that matches the grade level of the assignment.

(b)  Athletics, Cheerleading, Drill Team, and Marching Band may be used for Physical Education substitution credit.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.93 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.93 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.95. Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs.

An assignment for Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs, Grades 9-12, is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  An assignment for an In School Suspension Class for students assigned less than six weeks is allowed with a valid Educational Aide III certificate under daily supervision of a teacher certified at the grade level of the assignment.

(2)  An assignment for an In School Suspension Class for students assigned more than six weeks is allowed with a valid certificate that matches the grade level of the assignment.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.95 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.95 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.97. Innovative Course.

An assignment for an Innovative Course is allowed with a valid certificate that matches the grade level of the assignment as determined by the Texas Education Agency.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.97 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031(a), and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.97 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10322.


231.99. Local Credit Course.

An assignment where local credit is given is allowed with a valid certificate that matches the grade level of the assignment or appropriate qualifications as determined by the school district.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.99 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.99 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.101. Advanced Placement Course; International Baccalaureate Course.

An assignment for an Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Course is allowed with a valid certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment unless otherwise specified in this chapter.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.101 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.101 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.103. Driver Education, Grades 9-12.

An assignment for Driver Education, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a valid Driver Education Endorsement.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.103 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.103 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


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