Chapter 231. Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments

Subchapter H. Assignments for Teachers Certified Before 1966


Division 1. Departmentalized Classrooms, Grades 6-8 Assignments


231.661. General.

If no provisions are listed in 231.663 of this title (relating to Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated Prior to September 1, 1962, Grades 6-8) or 231.665 of this title (relating to Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated After September 1, 1962, and Prior to September 1, 1966, Grades 6-8), assignments must meet requirements in Subchapters A-E of this chapter.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.661 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.661 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.663. Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated Prior to September 1, 1962, Grades 6-8.

(a)  English Language Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for English Language Arts, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires specific preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading Improvement, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires specific preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Speech, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech.

(b)  Other Languages. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Other Languages, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credits hours in the language of the assignment.

(c)  Social Studies. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Social Studies, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(d)  Mathematics. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Mathematics, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in mathematics.

(e)  Science.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Life Science, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Earth Science, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science.

(f)  Fine Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Art, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in art.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Theatre Arts, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in theatre arts.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Music, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in music.

(g)  Health. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Health, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in health.

(h)  Physical Education. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physical Education, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in physical education.

(i)  Technology Applications. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Technology Applications, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires a school district to ensure that teachers have the appropriate technology applications knowledge and skills, as defined in the State Board for Educator Certification-approved Educator Standards for Technology Applications to teach the course(s) to which they are assigned.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.663 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.663 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.665. Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated After September 1, 1962, and Prior to September 1, 1966, Grades 6-8.

(a)  English Language Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for English Language Arts, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires specific preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading Improvement, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires specific preparation in the teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Speech, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech.

(b)  Other Languages. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Other Languages, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in the language of the assignment.

(c)  Social Studies. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Social Studies, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(d)  Mathematics. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Mathematics, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in mathematics.

(e)  Science.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Life Science, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in science (any combination of sciences).

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Earth Science, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in science (any combination of sciences).

(f)  Fine Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Art, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in art.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Theatre Arts, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in theatre arts.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Music, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in music.

(g)  Health. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Health, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in health, biology, foods, nutrition, or physiology.

(h)  Physical Education. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physical Education, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in physical education.

(i)  Technology Applications. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Technology Applications, Grades 6-8, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires a school district to ensure that teachers have the appropriate technology applications knowledge and skills, as defined in the State Board for Educator Certification-approved Educator Standards for Technology Applications to teach the course(s) to which they are assigned.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.665 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.665 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


Division 2. Departmentalized Classrooms, Grades 9-12 Assignments


231.671. General.

If no provisions are listed in 231.673 of this title (relating to Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated Prior to September 1, 1962, Grades 9-12) or 231.675 of this title (relating to Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated After September 1, 1962, and Prior to September 1, 1966, Grades 9-12), assignments must meet requirements in Subchapters A-E of this chapter.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.671 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.671 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.673. Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated Prior to September 1, 1962, Grades 9-12.

(a)  English Language Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Analysis of Visual Media, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Correlated Language Arts, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Creative/Imaginative Writing, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for English I-IV, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Humanities, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(6)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Independent Study in English, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(7)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Literary Genres, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(8)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Practical Writing Skills, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(9)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Research/Technical Writing, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(10)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World Literature, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English.

(11)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading Improvement, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires specific preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(12)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Advanced Reading, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires specific preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(b)  Speech.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Introduction to Speech Communication, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in speech.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Oral Interpretation I-III, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in speech.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Introduction to Radio and Television, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in speech.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Debate I-III, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in speech.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Public Speaking I-III, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in speech.

(6)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Independent Study in Speech, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in speech.

(c)  Journalism. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Journalism, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in journalism.

(d)  Other Languages. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Other Languages, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in the language of the assignment.

(e)  Social Studies.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Advanced Social Science Problems, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Advanced Texas Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for American Culture Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Psychology, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Sociology, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(6)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for United States Government, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(7)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for United States History, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(8)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World Area Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(9)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World Geography Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(10)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World History Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in social studies.

(f)  Mathematics. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Mathematics, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in mathematics.

(g)  Science.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Biology I and II, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science with at least one course in biology.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Chemistry I and II, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science with at least one course in chemistry.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physics I and II, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science with at least one course in physics.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Astronomy, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science with at least one course in astronomy.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Environmental Science, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in science with at least one course in environmental science and/or ecology.

(h)  Health. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Health, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in health or related subjects such as nutrition, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, other life sciences related to human health, social sciences related to mental or social health, home and family living, and first aid.

(i)  Physical Education. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physical Education, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in physical education.

(j)  Fine Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Art, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in art.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Theatre, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in English, including 6 semester credit hours in theatre arts.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for all Music courses except Applied Music, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in music.

(k)  Industrial Technology. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Industrial Technology, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated prior to September 1, 1962. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in industrial arts.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.673 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.673 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


231.675. Minimum Requirements for Certificates Dated After September 1, 1962, and Prior to September 1, 1966, Grades 9-12.

(a)  English Language Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Analysis of Visual Media, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Correlated Language Arts, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Creative/Imaginative Writing, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for English I-IV, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Humanities, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(6)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Independent Study in English, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(7)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Literary Genres, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(8)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Practical Writing Skills, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(9)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Research/Technical Writing, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(10)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World Literature, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in English.

(11)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Reading Improvement, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires specific preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(12)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Advanced Reading, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires specific preparation in teaching of reading such as in-service, seminar, or college course in reading.

(b)  Speech.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Introduction to Speech Communication, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in speech if teaching three or more classes.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Oral Interpretation I-III, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in speech if teaching three or more classes.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Introduction to Radio and Television, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in speech if teaching three or more classes.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Debate I-III, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in speech if teaching three or more classes.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Public Speaking I-III, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in speech if teaching three or more classes.

(6)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Independent Study in Speech, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in speech if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in speech if teaching three or more classes.

(c)  Journalism. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Journalism, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in journalism if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in journalism if teaching three or more classes.

(d)  Other Languages. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Other Languages, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in the language of assignment.

(e)  Social Studies.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Advanced Social Science Problems, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Advanced Texas Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for American Culture Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Psychology, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Sociology, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(6)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for United States Government, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(7)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for United States History, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(8)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World Area Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(9)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World Geography Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(10)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for World History Studies, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in social studies, including 12 semester credit hours related to the assignment.

(f)  Mathematics. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Mathematics, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in mathematics.

(g)  Science.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Biology I and II, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in biology.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Chemistry I and II, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in chemistry.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physics I and II, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in physics.

(4)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Astronomy, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in science with at least 12 semester credit hours in astronomy.

(5)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Environmental Science, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in science, including at least 12 semester credit hours in environmental science and/or ecology.

(h)  Health. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Health, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 18 semester credit hours in health or related subjects such as nutrition, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, other life sciences related to human health, social sciences related to mental or social health, home and family living, and first aid.

(i)  Physical Education. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Physical Education, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in physical education.

(j)  Fine Arts.

(1)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Art, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in art.

(2)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Theatre, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 12 semester credit hours in theatre arts if teaching only one or two classes or 24 semester credit hours in theatre arts if teaching three or more classes.

(3)  An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for all Music courses except Applied Music, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in music.

(k)  Industrial Technology. An assignment in a departmentalized classroom for Industrial Technology, Grades 9-12, is allowed with a certificate dated after September 1, 1962, and prior to September 1, 1966. This assignment requires 24 semester credit hours in industrial arts.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 231.675 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.031(a) and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

Source: The provisions of this 231.675 adopted to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5076.


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