Chapter 233. Categories of Classroom Teaching Certificates


233.1. General Authority.

(a)  In this chapter, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) establishes separate certificate categories within the certificate class for the classroom teacher established under 230.33 of this title (relating to Classes of Certificates).

(b)  For purposes of authorizing a person to be employed by a school district under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), a certificate category identifies:

(1)  the content area or the special student population the holder may teach;

(2)  the grade levels the holder may teach; and

(3)  the earliest date the certificate may be issued.

(c)  Unless provided otherwise in this title, the content area and grade level of a certificate category as well as the standards underlying the certification examination for each category are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum adopted by the State Board of Education.

(d)  A category includes both a standard certificate and the related emergency or temporary credential. A category may comprise a standard base certificate or a supplemental certificate. A supplemental certificate may be issued only to a person who already holds the appropriate standard base certificate.

(e)  A person must satisfy all applicable requirements and conditions under this title and other law to be issued a certificate in a category. A person seeking an initial standard certification must pass the appropriate grade level of pedagogy and professional responsibility certification examination, the appropriate content subject examination(s), and, as applicable, the appropriate oral or communication proficiency examination in the target language for the certification sought as established by the SBEC. A person completing requirements for a standard certificate using a score on an examination that has been eliminated must apply and pay for the certification not later than one year from the last test administration of the deleted examination. Exceptions may be granted for a period of two years after the elimination of the examination for catastrophic illness of the educator or an immediate family member or military service of the applicant.

(f)  A person seeking a languages other than English certificate valid for Early Childhood-Grade 12 specified in 233.15 of this title (relating to Languages Other Than English) must successfully complete an approved oral or communication proficiency examination in the target language in addition to the appropriate grade level of pedagogy and professional responsibility and content subject examinations as specified in subsection (e) of this section.

(g)  A holder of a certificate valid for Grades 4-8 may teach technology applications in Grades 4-8 if integrated within an academic course or through interdisciplinary methodology in those subjects that the individual is certified to teach. The school district is responsible for ensuring that the educator has the appropriate technology applications knowledge and skills to teach the course(s) to which he or she is assigned. If Technology Applications is taught as a separate course, the educator shall be required to hold an appropriate technology applications certificate as specified in 233.5 of this title (relating to Technology Applications and Computer Science).

(h)  The general assignment descriptions in this chapter are subject to the specific provisions for the assignment of a holder of a certificate in Chapter 231 of this title (relating to Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments), and in the event of any conflict with this chapter, Chapter 231 of this title shall prevail.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.1 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), 21.048(a), 21.0487, 21.050, 22.0831(f), and 29.061(b-1) and (b-2).

Source: The provisions of this 233.1 adopted to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4699; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective October 25, 2009, 34 TexReg 7199; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9504; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 39 TexReg 10008; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308.


233.2. Core Subjects; Generalist.

(a)  Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6. The Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may be issued no earlier than January 1, 2015. The holder of the Core Subjects: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach the following content areas in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-6:

(1)  Art;

(2)  Health;

(3)  Music;

(4)  Physical Education;

(5)  English Language Arts and Reading;

(6)  Mathematics;

(7)  Science;

(8)  Social Studies;

(9)  Technology Applications; and

(10)  Theater.

(b)  Core Subjects: Grades 4-8. The Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than January 1, 2015. The holder of the Core Subjects: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach the following content areas in Grades 4-8:

(1)  English Language Arts and Reading;

(2)  Mathematics;

(3)  Science; and

(4)  Social Studies.

(c)  Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6. The Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2008. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by October 30, 2017. The holder of the Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach the following content areas in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-6:

(1)  Art;

(2)  Health;

(3)  Music;

(4)  Physical Education;

(5)  English Language Arts and Reading;

(6)  Mathematics;

(7)  Science;

(8)  Social Studies;

(9)  Technology Applications; and

(10)  Theater.

(d)  Generalist: Grades 4-8. The Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2017. The holder of the Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach the following content areas in Grades 4-8:

(1)  English Language Arts and Reading;

(2)  Mathematics;

(3)  Science; and

(4)  Social Studies.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.2 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.2 adopted to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4699; amended to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective July 31, 2006, 31 TexReg 5963; amended to be effective October 17, 2007, 32 TexReg 7262; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective June 21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3943; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9504; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 39 TexReg 10008.


233.3. English Language Arts and Reading; Social Studies.

(a)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8. The English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach English language arts and reading in Grades 4-8.

(b)  Social Studies: Grades 4-8. The Social Studies: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the Social Studies: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach social studies in Grades 4-8.

(c)  English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies: Grades 4-8. The English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach English language arts and reading, and social studies in Grades 4-8.

(d)  English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12. The English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the English Language Arts and Reading: Grades 7-12 certificate may teach English language arts and reading in Grades 7 and 8 and all English language arts and reading courses in Grades 9-12, excluding journalism and speech courses.

(e)  Social Studies: Grades 7-12. The Social Studies: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Social Studies: Grades 7-12 certificate may teach social studies in Grades 7 and 8 and all social studies and economics courses in Grades 9-12.

(f)  History: Grades 7-12. The History: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the History: Grades 7-12 certificate may teach social studies in Grades 7 and 8 and all history courses in Grades 9-12.

(g)  Journalism: Grades 8-12. The Journalism: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Journalism: Grades 8-12 certificate is eligible to teach all journalism courses in Grades 8-12. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Journalism: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2016. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2016.

(h)  Journalism: Grades 7-12. The Journalism: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Journalism: Grades 7-12 certificate is eligible to teach all journalism courses in Grades 7-12.

(i)  Speech: Grades 7-12. The Speech: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2010. The holder of the Speech: Grades 7-12 certificate is eligible to teach all speech courses in Grades 7-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.3 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), 21.048(a), 21.0487, 21.050, 22.0831(f), and 29.061(b-1) and (b-2).

Source: The provisions of this 233.3 adopted to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4699; amended to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective June 4, 2006, 31 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9504; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective May 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 2532; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308.


233.4. Mathematics; Science.

(a)  Mathematics: Grades 4-8. The Mathematics: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the Mathematics: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach mathematics in Grades 4-8, including Algebra I for high school credit.

(b)  Science: Grades 4-8. The Science: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the Science: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach science in Grades 4-8.

(c)  Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8. The Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the Mathematics/Science: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach mathematics and science in Grades 4-8.

(d)  Mathematics: Grades 7-12. The Mathematics: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Mathematics: Grades 7-12 certificate may teach mathematics in Grades 7 and 8 and all mathematics courses in Grades 9-12.

(e)  Science: Grades 7-12. The Science: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Science: Grades 7-12 certificate may teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all science courses in Grades 9-12.

(f)  Life Science: Grades 7-12. The Life Science: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Life Science: Grades 7-12 certificate may teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all biology, environmental systems, environmental science, and aquatic science courses in Grades 9-12.

(g)  Physical Science: Grades 6-12. The Physical Science: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Physical Science: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach science in Grades 6-8 and all physics and chemistry courses, including Integrated Physics and Chemistry, in Grades 9-12.

(h)  Physics/Mathematics: Grades 8-12. The Physics/Mathematics: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Physics/Mathematics: Grades 8-12 certificate is eligible to teach mathematics in Grade 8 and all mathematics courses in Grades 9-12. The holder may also teach science in Grade 8 and all physics courses in Grades 9-12. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Physics/Mathematics: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2016. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2016.

(i)  Physics/Mathematics: Grades 7-12. The Physics/Mathematics: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. The holder of the Physics/Mathematics: Grades 7-12 certificate is eligible to teach mathematics in Grades 7 and 8 and all mathematics courses in Grades 9-12. The holder may also teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all physics courses in Grades 9-12.

(j)  Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 8-12. The Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 8-12 certificate is eligible to teach mathematics in Grade 8 and all mathematics courses in Grades 9-12. The holder is also eligible to teach science in Grade 8 and all physics and chemistry courses, including Integrated Physics and Chemistry, in Grades 9-12. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2016. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2016.

(k)  Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 6-12. The Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. The holder of the Mathematics/Physical Science/Engineering: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach mathematics in Grades 6-8 and all mathematics courses in Grades 9-12. The holder is also eligible to teach science in Grades 6-8 and all physics and chemistry courses, including Integrated Physics and Chemistry, in Grades 9-12.

(l)  Chemistry: Grades 7-12. The Chemistry: Grades 7-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2013. The holder of the Chemistry: Grades 7-12 certificate is eligible to teach science in Grades 7 and 8 and all chemistry courses in Grades 9-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.4 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), 21.048(a), 21.0487, 21.050, 22.0831(f), and 29.061(b-1) and (b-2).

Source: The provisions of this 233.4 adopted to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4699; amended to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective June 28, 2004, 29 TexReg 6088; amended to be effective June 4, 2006, 31 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective June 21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3943; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9504; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective May 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 2532; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308.


233.5. Technology Applications and Computer Science.

(a)  Technology Applications: Grades 8-12. The Technology Applications: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than June 1, 2001. The holder of the Technology Applications: Grades 8-12 certificate may teach Technology Applications in Grade 8 and the following technology applications courses in Grades 9-12: desktop publishing, digital graphics/animation, multimedia, video technology, web mastering, and independent study in technology applications. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Technology Applications: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2018. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency by October 30, 2018.

(b)  Technology Applications: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Technology Applications: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the Technology Applications: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may teach the technology applications curriculum in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and Grades 1-12, with the exception of Computer Science I and II.

(c)  Computer Science: Grades 8-12. The Computer Science: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than June 1, 2001. The holder of the Computer Science: Grades 8-12 certificate may teach Computer Science I, II, and III in Grades 8-12 and the following courses in Grades 9-12: Digital Forensics, Robotics Programming and Design, Fundamentals of Computer Science, Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles, Game Programming and Design, and Mobile Application Development.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.5 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), and 21.048(a).

Source: The provisions of this 233.5 adopted to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4699; amended to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective May 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 2532; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10326.


233.6. Bilingual Education.

(a)  Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6. The Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2008. The holder of the Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach in a bilingual prekindergarten program, a bilingual kindergarten program, and a bilingual program in Grades 1-6. The holder of the Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach the same content areas, in either a bilingual or general education program, as the holder of the Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach under 233.2(a) of this title (relating to Generalist). The holder of the Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may also teach in an English as a second language program in Early Childhood-Grade 6. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Bilingual Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by October 30, 2017.

(b)  Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8. The Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2002. The holder of the Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach in a bilingual program in Grades 4-8. The holder of the Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach the same content areas, in either a bilingual or a general education program, as the holder of the Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach under 233.2(b) of this title. The holder of the Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may also teach in an English as a second language program in Grades 4-8. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Bilingual Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2017.

(c)  Bilingual Education Supplemental. The Bilingual Education Supplemental certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2009. The holder of the Bilingual Education Supplemental certificate may teach in a bilingual program at the same grade levels and in the content area(s) of the holder's base certificate. The holder of the Bilingual Education Supplemental certificate may also teach in an English as a second language program at the same grade levels and in the content area(s) of the holder's base certificate.

(d)  The State Board for Educator Certification shall determine the target languages for bilingual education certificates based on the student population in the Texas public schools.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.6 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.6 adopted to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4699; amended to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective June 21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3943; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 39 TexReg 10008.


233.7. English as a Second Language.

(a)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6. The English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2008. The holder of the English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach in an English as a second language program in prekindergarten-Grade 6. The holder of an English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may also teach the component of a dual language immersion/one-way or two-way bilingual education program model that is provided in English for prekindergarten-Grade 6. The holder of the English as a Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach the same content areas, in either an English as a second language or a general education program, as the holder of the Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate may teach under 233.2(a) of this title (relating to Generalist). A candidate must meet the requirements for an English as Second Language Generalist: Early Childhood-Grade 6 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by October 30, 2017.

(b)  English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8. The English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2003. The holder of the English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach in an English as a second language program in Grades 4-8. The holder of an English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may also teach the component of a dual language immersion/one-way or two-way bilingual education program model that is provided in English for Grades 4-6 only. The holder of the English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach the same content areas, in either an English as a second language or a general education program, as the holder of the Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate may teach under 233.2(b) of this title. A candidate must meet the requirements for an English as a Second Language Generalist: Grades 4-8 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2017.

(c)  English as a Second Language Supplemental. The English as a Second Language Supplemental certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2003. The holder of the English as a Second Language Supplemental certificate may teach in an English as a second language program at the same grade levels and in the same content area(s) of the holder's base certificate. The holder of an English as a Second Language Supplemental certificate may also teach the component of a dual language immersion/one-way or two-way bilingual program model that is provided in English for prekindergarten-Grade 6.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.7 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), 21.048(a), 21.0487, 21.050, 22.0831(f), and 29.061(b-1) and (b-2).

Source: The provisions of this 233.7 adopted to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective June 21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3943; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 39 TexReg 10008; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308.


233.8. Special Education.

(a)  Special Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Special Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2003. The holder of the Special Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may teach at any level of a basic special education instructional program serving eligible students 3-21 years of age, unless otherwise specified in 89.1131 of this title (relating to Qualifications of Special Education, Related Service, and Paraprofessional Personnel). If an individual is providing content instruction in a special education classroom setting, a valid certificate that matches the subject and grade level of the assignment is also required, or the individual must demonstrate competency through the state's 2010 and 2011 high objective uniform State standard of evaluation for elementary and secondary special education teachers.

(b)  Special Education Supplemental. The Special Education Supplemental certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2003. The holder of the Special Education Supplemental certificate may teach in a special education instructional program serving eligible students at the same grade levels and in the content area(s) of the holder's base certificate, unless otherwise specified in 89.1131 of this title.

(c)  Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach at any level in a special education instructional program serving eligible students, unless otherwise specified in 89.1131 of this title.

(d)  Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Supplemental: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Supplemental: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Supplemental: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach at any level in a special education instructional program serving eligible students, unless otherwise specified in 89.1131 of this title.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.8 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), and 21.048(a).

Source: The provisions of this 233.8 adopted to be effective February 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 935; amended to be effective June 4, 2006, 31 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10326.


233.9. Gifted and Talented.

Gifted and Talented Supplemental. The Gifted and Talented Supplemental certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Gifted and Talented Supplemental certificate may teach students in a gifted and talented program at the same grade levels and in the same content area(s) of the holder's base certificate.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.9 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.9 adopted to be effective June 28, 2004, 29 TexReg 6088; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670.


233.10. Fine Arts.

(a)  Music: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Music: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Music: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach music in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(b)  Art: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Art: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Art: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach art in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(c)  Theatre: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Theatre: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Theatre: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach theatre in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12. The holder of the Theatre: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is also eligible to teach Musical Theatre, Grades 9-12.

(d)  Dance: Grades 8-12. The Dance: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Dance: Grades 8-12 certificate is eligible to teach all dance courses in Grades 8-12. The holder of the Dance: Grades 8-12 certificate is also eligible to teach Dance, Middle School 1-3 courses for Grades 6-8. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Dance: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2018. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency by October 30, 2018.

(e)  Dance: Grades 6-12. The Dance: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than March 1, 2017. The holder of the Dance: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach all dance courses in Grades 6-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.10 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), and 21.048(a).

Source: The provisions of this 233.10 adopted to be effective June 28, 2004, 29 TexReg 6088; amended to be effective June 4, 2006, 31 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10326.


233.11. Health.

Health: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Health: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Health: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may teach health in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.11 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.11 adopted to be effective June 28, 2004, 29 TexReg 6088; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670.


233.12. Physical Education.

Physical Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Physical Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Physical Education: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may teach physical education in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.12 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.12 adopted to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766.


233.13. Career and Technical Education (Certificates not requiring experience and preparation in a skill area).

(a)  Technology Education: Grades 6-12. The Technology Education: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Technology Education: Grades 6-12 certificate may teach all technology education courses in Grades 6-12.

(b)  Family and Consumer Sciences, Composite: Grades 6-12. The Family and Consumer Sciences, Composite: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Family and Consumer Sciences, Composite: Grades 6-12 certificate may teach all family and consumer sciences courses in Grades 6-12.

(c)  Human Development and Family Studies: Grades 8-12. The Human Development and Family Studies: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Human Development and Family Studies: Grades 8-12 certificate may teach the specific courses in Grades 8-12 listed in Chapter 231 of this title (relating to Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments).

(d)  Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences: Grades 8-12. The Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2004. The holder of the Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences: Grades 8-12 certificate may teach the specific courses in Grades 8-12 listed in Chapter 231 of this title.

(e)  Agricultural Science and Technology: Grades 6-12. The Agricultural Science and Technology: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the Agricultural Science and Technology: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach all agricultural science and technology courses in Grades 6-12. A candidate must meet the requirements for an Agricultural Science and Technology: Grades 6-12 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by October 30, 2017.

(f)  Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: Grades 6-12. The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. The holder of the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach all agricultural science and technology courses in Grades 6-12.

(g)  Business Education: Grades 6-12. The Business Education: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 8, 2006. The holder of the Business Education: Grades 6-12 certificate may teach all business education courses in Grades 6-12, excluding economics courses. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Business Education: Grades 6-12 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2017.

(h)  Business and Finance: Grades 6-12. The Business and Finance: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. The holder of the Business and Finance: Grades 6-12 certificate may teach all business and finance courses in Grades 6-12.

(i)  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Grades 6-12. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. The holder of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Grades 6-12 certificate may teach all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics cluster courses in Grades 6-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.13 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.13 adopted to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 39 TexReg 10008.


233.14. Career and Technical Education (Certificates requiring experience and preparation in a skill area).

(a)  All individuals seeking a career and technical education certificate specified in this section must have the required number of years of qualified work experience and preparation in a skill area approved in accordance with the provisions of subsection (h) of this section prior to issuance of the certificate and assignment in a Texas school.

(b)  Marketing Education: Grades 8-12. The Marketing Education: Grades 8-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. A candidate must meet the requirements for a Marketing Education: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by October 30, 2017. The holder of the Marketing Education: Grades 8-12 certificate is eligible to teach all marketing education courses in Grades 8-12. A candidate for the Marketing Education: Grades 8-12 certificate must:

(1)  hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); and

(2)  have two years of full-time wage-earning experience in a marketing occupation as specified in subsection (h) of this section.

(c)  Marketing: Grades 6-12. The Marketing: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. The holder of the Marketing: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach all marketing courses in Grades 6-12. A candidate for the Marketing: Grades 6-12 certificate must:

(1)  hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB; and

(2)  have two years of full-time wage-earning experience in a marketing occupation as specified in subsection (h) of this section.

(d)  Health Science Technology Education: Grades 8-12. A standard Health Science Technology Education: Grades 8-12 certificate shall be based on experience and academic preparation in the skill area. A candidate must meet the requirements for a standard Health Science Technology Education: Grades 8-12 certificate by August 31, 2017. All applications must be complete and received by the TEA by October 30, 2017.

(1)  The standard Health Science Technology Education: Grades 8-12 certificate shall require the following:

(A)  an associate or more advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB;

(B)  current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner; and

(C)  approval, by the certification officer of an approved educator preparation program (EPP), of two years of wage-earning experience using the licensure requirement described in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph.

(2)  The standard Health Science Technology Education: Grades 8-12 certificate curricula shall be based on the standards approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. A candidate for this certificate must pass the appropriate certification examinations.

(e)  Health Science: Grades 6-12 certificate. The standard Health Science: Grades 6-12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. A standard Health Science: Grades 6-12 certificate shall be based on experience and academic preparation in the skill area.

(1)  The standard Health Science: Grades 6-12 certificate shall require the following:

(A)  an associate or more advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB;

(B)  current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency as a health professions practitioner; and

(C)  approval, by the certification officer of an approved EPP, of two years of full-time wage-earning experience using the licensure requirement described in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph.

(2)  The standard Health Science: Grades 6-12 certificate curricula shall be based on the standards approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. A candidate for this certificate must pass the appropriate certification examinations.

(f)  Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate. A standard Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate shall be based on academic preparation and experience in the skill areas to be taught and completion of specified pedagogy and professional responsibilities training.

(1)  The standard Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate shall require the following academic preparation and wage-earning experience.

(A)  Option I. An individual must:

(i)  hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB; and

(ii)  have two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. The experience must be approved by the certification officer of an EPP approved to prepare teachers for the Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate. Up to 18 months of the wage-earning experience can be met through a formal documented internship.

(B)  Option II. An individual must:

(i)  hold an associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB; and

(ii)  have two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. The experience must be approved by the certification officer of an EPP approved to prepare teachers for the Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate.

(C)  Option III. An individual must:

(i)  hold a high school diploma or the equivalent; and

(ii)  have five years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past eight years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. The experience must be approved by the certification officer of an EPP approved to prepare teachers for the Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate.

(2)  The standard Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate shall require current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency based on a recognized test or measurement. If the licensure, certification, or registration is not based on a recognized test or measurement, then passing the appropriate National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment is required. A cosmetology teacher must hold a current cosmetology instructor license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

(3)  An individual must complete one year of creditable classroom teaching experience, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC, of this title (relating to Commissioner's Rules on Creditable Years of Service), on an emergency permit or probationary certificate in the specific area of trade and industrial education.

(4)  The holder of a standard or provisional Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 8-12 certificate or Vocational Trades and Industry certificate may be approved for additional trade and industrial education assignments provided he or she meets the required number of years of wage-earning experience as indicated in this subsection. Work experience must be approved according to the provisions of this subsection. The EPP must submit a statement of qualifications to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) within 60 calendar days of approval.

(g)  Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate. The certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2014. A standard Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate shall be based on academic preparation and experience in the skill areas to be taught and completion of specified pedagogy and professional responsibilities training.

(1)  The standard Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate shall require the following academic preparation and wage-earning experience.

(A)  Option I. An individual must:

(i)  hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB; and

(ii)  have two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. The experience must be approved by the certification officer of an EPP approved to prepare teachers for the Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate. Up to 18 months of the wage-earning experience can be met through a formal documented internship.

(B)  Option II. An individual must:

(i)  hold an associate degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the THECB; and

(ii)  have two years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. The experience must be approved by the certification officer of an EPP approved to prepare teachers for the Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate.

(C)  Option III. An individual must:

(i)  hold a high school diploma or the equivalent; and

(ii)  have five years of full-time wage-earning experience within the past ten years in one or more approved occupations for which instruction is offered. The experience must be approved by the certification officer of an EPP approved to prepare teachers for the Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate.

(2)  The standard Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate shall require current licensure, certification, or registration by a nationally recognized accrediting agency based on a recognized test or measurement. If the licensure, certification, or registration is not based on a recognized test or measurement, then passing the appropriate NOCTI assessment is required. A cosmetology teacher must hold a current cosmetology instructor license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

(3)  An individual must complete one year of creditable classroom teaching experience, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC, of this title, on an emergency permit or probationary certificate in the specific area of trade and industrial education.

(4)  The holder of a standard or provisional Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12 certificate or Vocational Trades and Industry certificate may be approved for additional trade and industrial education assignments provided he or she meets the required number of years of wage-earning experience as indicated in this subsection. Work experience must be approved according to the provisions of this subsection. The EPP must submit a statement of qualifications to the TEA within 60 calendar days of approval.

(h)  Career and technical education certificates. Approval of career and technical education certificates in this section shall be based on prior experience and preparation in a skill area.

(1)  Prospective career and technical education teachers shall submit a statement of qualifications detailing prior experience and skill area preparation to the EPP approved to prepare teachers for the career and technical education certificate sought. The certification officer of the EPP shall review the applicant's statement of qualifications to determine whether the applicant meets the appropriate approval criteria specified in this subsection. In the case of an educator who otherwise qualifies for certification by examination in Marketing Education: Grades 8-12, Marketing: Grades 6-12, Health Science Technology Education: Grades 8-12, Health Science: Grades 6-12, or Trade and Industrial Education: Grades 6-12, the review and approval of required work experience may be performed by a certified school administrator.

(2)  Under this subsection, 12 months of wage-earning experience consisting of at least 40 hours per week shall equal one year of full-time experience. Wage-earning experience consisting of less than 40 hours, but at least 20 hours per week, shall be calculated at a 50% rate in determining years of full-time experience. Wage-earning experience consisting of less than 20 hours per week shall not be considered acceptable in determining full-time experience.

(3)  Postsecondary and proprietary school teaching experience in the specific occupational area for which the candidate is seeking certification may be counted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of on-the-job experience. Proprietary schools must be accredited or otherwise approved by the Texas Workforce Commission. Recency of experience requirements must be met, as well as current licensure, certification, or registration by a state or nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.14 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), and 21.048(a).

Source: The provisions of this 233.14 adopted to be effective June 4, 2006, 31 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective June 22, 2008, 33 TexReg 4670; amended to be effective June 21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3943; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9506; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective December 26, 2013, 38 TexReg 9361; amended to be effective May 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 2532; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10326.


233.15. Languages Other Than English.

(a)  American Sign Language: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The American Sign Language: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than September 1, 2005. The holder of the American Sign Language: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach American Sign Language in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(b)  Arabic: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Arabic: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than October 15, 2007. The holder of the Arabic: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Arabic in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(c)  Chinese: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Chinese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than October 15, 2007. The holder of the Chinese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Chinese in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(d)  French: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The French: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2009. The holder of the French: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach French in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(e)  German: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The German: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2009. The holder of the German: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach German in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(f)  Hindi: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Hindi: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2010. The holder of the Hindi: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Hindi in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(g)  Italian: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Italian: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2010. The holder of the Italian: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Italian in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(h)  Japanese: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Japanese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than October 15, 2007. The holder of the Japanese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Japanese in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(i)  Korean: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Korean: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than June 1, 2016. The holder of the Korean: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Korean in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(j)  Latin: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Latin: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than January 1, 2010. The holder of the Latin: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Latin in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(k)  Portuguese: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Portuguese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than June 1, 2016. The holder of the Portuguese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Portuguese in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(l)  Russian: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Russian: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than October 15, 2007. The holder of the Russian: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Russian in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(m)  Spanish: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Spanish: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2009. The holder of the Spanish: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Spanish in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(n)  Turkish: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Turkish: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2010. The holder of the Turkish: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Turkish in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(o)  Urdu: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Urdu: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than November 1, 2010. The holder of the Urdu: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Urdu in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

(p)  Vietnamese: Early Childhood-Grade 12. The Vietnamese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate may be issued no earlier than October 15, 2007. The holder of the Vietnamese: Early Childhood-Grade 12 certificate is eligible to teach Vietnamese in a prekindergarten program, in kindergarten, and in Grades 1-12.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.15 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), 21.048(a), 21.0487, 21.050, 22.0831(f), and 29.061(b-1) and (b-2).

Source: The provisions of this 233.15 adopted to be effective June 4, 2006, 31 TexReg 4425; amended to be effective October 15, 2007, 32 TexReg 7264; amended to be effective October 25, 2009, 34 TexReg 7199; amended to be effective October 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 9504; amended to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766; amended to be effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308.


233.16. Driver Education Endorsement.

The driver education endorsement will be issued upon evidence of completion of requirements specified in 75.1002 of this title (relating to Driver Education Teachers). The driver education endorsement requires the following:

(1)  completion of an approved driver education endorsement educator preparation program offered under this title;

(2)  a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and

(3)  a valid standard, provisional, or professional Texas classroom teaching certificate.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.16 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.048(a), 21.050, and 22.0831(f).

Source: The provisions of this 233.16 adopted to be effective August 12, 2012, 37 TexReg 5766.


233.17. Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps: Grades 6-12 certificate. The holder of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps: Grades 6-12 certificate is eligible to teach all junior reserve officer training courses in Grades 6-12. A candidate for the standard Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps: Grades 6-12 certificate must:

(1)  hold a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor certificate issued by one of the military branches;

(2)  complete an approved educator preparation program;

(3)  hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and

(4)  obtain a passing performance on the pedagogy and professional responsibilities certification examination.

Statutory Authority: The provisions of this 233.17 issued under the Texas Education Code, 21.003(a), 21.031, 21.041(b)(1)-(4) and (6), 21.044(e) and (f), 21.048(a), 21.0487, 21.050, 22.0831(f), and 29.061(b-1) and (b-2).

Source: The provisions of this 233.17 adopted to be effective effective May 15, 2016, 41 TexReg 3308.


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