Chapter 231. Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments

Subchapter G. Paraprofessional Personnel, Administrators, and Other Instructional and Professional Support Assignments


231.641. Educational Aide.

(a)  Educational Aide I.

(1)  An assignment for Educational Aide I is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(A)  Educational Aide I.

(B)  Educational Aide II.

(C)  Educational Aide III.

(D)  Valid Texas Classroom Teacher Certificate.

(2)  The role description for an Educational Aide I is codified in 230.61(1) of this title (relating to Role Descriptions).

(b)  Educational Aide II.

(1)  An assignment for Educational Aide II is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(A)  Educational Aide II.

(B)  Educational Aide III.

(C)  Valid Texas Classroom Teacher Certificate.

(2)  The role description for an Educational Aide II is codified in 230.61(2) of this title.

(c)  Educational Aide III.

(1)  An assignment for Educational Aide III is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(A)  Educational Aide III.

(B)  Valid Texas Classroom Teacher Certificate.

(2)  The role description of an Educational Aide III is codified in 230.61(3) of this title.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.641 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.641 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.643. Administrators and Other Instructional and Professional Support Personnel.

(a)  Administrators.

(1)  An assignment for Superintendent is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(A)  Administrator.

(B)  Superintendent.

(2)  An assignment for Principal is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(A)  Administrator.

(B)  Mid-Management Administrator.

(C)  Principal.

(D)  Superintendent.

(3)  An assignment for Assistant Principal is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(A)  Administrator.

(B)  Assistant Principal.

(C)  Mid-Management Administrator.

(D)  Principal.

(E)  Superintendent.

(b)  School Counselor. An assignment for School Counselor is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Counselor.

(2)  School Counselor (Early Childhood-Grade 12).

(3)  Special Education Counselor.

(4)  Vocational Counselor.

(c)  Librarian. An assignment for Librarian is allowed with one of the following certificates.

(1)  Learning Resources Endorsement.

(2)  Learning Resources Specialist.

(3)  Librarian.

(4)  School Librarian (Early Childhood-Grade 12).

(d)  Athletic Director. An assignment for Athletic Director is allowed with a teacher certificate.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.643 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(b), 21.031(a), and 21.041(b)(1) and (2), and the Texas Occupations Code, 401.054.

Source: The provisions of this 231.643 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076; amended to be effective May 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 3707.


231.645. Professional Support Personnel Requiring Other Professional License.

A person may not be employed by a school district to perform services within the following professions unless the person holds the appropriate credential or license from the appropriate state agency for that profession. Educator certification is not required for a school district assignment to provide services that are within the scope of that profession.

(1)  Associate School Psychologist.

(2)  Audiologist.

(3)  Licensed Professional Counselor.

(4)  Marriage and Family Therapist. As long as a person was employed by a school district before September 1, 2011, to perform marriage and family therapy, as defined by the Texas Occupations Code (TOC), 502.002, and remains employed by the same school district, the person is not required to hold a license as a marriage and family therapist to perform marriage and family therapy with that school district.

(5)  Nurse.

(6)  Occupational Therapist.

(7)  Physical Therapist.

(8)  Physician.

(9)  School Psychologist.

(10)  Social Worker.

(11)  Speech Language Pathologist. An assignment to provide Speech Therapy Services is allowed with a certificate authorized by the TOC, 401.054.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.645 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(b), 21.031(a), and 21.041(b)(1) and (2), and the Texas Occupations Code, 401.054.

Source: The provisions of this 231.645 adopted to be effective May 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 3707.


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