§228.1: General Provisions

(a) To ensure the highest level of educator preparation and practice, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) recognizes that the preparation of educators must be the joint responsibility of educator preparation programs and the Early Childhood-Grade 12 public and private schools of Texas. Collaboration in the development, delivery, and evaluation of educator preparation is required.

(b) Consistent with the Texas Education Code, §21.049, the SBEC's rules governing educator preparation are designed to promote flexibility and creativity in the design of educator preparation programs to accommodate the unique characteristics and needs of different regions of the state as well as the diverse population of potential educators.

(c) All educator preparation programs are subject to the same standards of accountability, as required under Chapter 229 of this title (relating to Accountability System for Educator Preparation).


Source Note: The provisions of this §228.1 adopted to be effective July 11, 1999, 24 TexReg 5011; amended to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10016