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This page provides information to educator preparation programs (EPPs). Individuals seeking information about the performance of approved EPPs should visit Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs.

Educator Preparation Curriculum

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Programs that meet the criteria for 19 TAC §228.30(c)(3).

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Positive behavior interventions and supports for all students, including those with disabilities.

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Eight-hour face-to-face course to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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One-hour online training for Elementary, Middle School, and High School educators.

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Dyslexia

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State Board for Educator Certification

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1995 to recognize public school educators as professionals and grant educators the authority to govern the standards of their profession. The SBEC oversees all aspects of the preparation, certification, and standards of conduct of public school educators.

The SBEC's Effective Preparation Framework 1.0

The SBEC’s Effective Preparation Framework (EPF) aims to define the highest leverages practices effective Texas educator preparation programs strive to implement daily. The EPF has been developed in response to a desire from the SBEC and the field to define a Texas vision for high-quality educator preparation and support EPP continuous improvement. Since Spring 2021, 鶹ý staff has collaborated with the SBEC and stakeholders to develop EPF 1.0, a framework that distinguishes effective preparation practices that yield improved outcomes for school children, future educators, local school districts, and EPPs.

We are happy to announce the launch of the Effective Preparation Framework (EPF) . Please visit the for more detailed information about the EPF.

EPP Governance

All EPPs must follow the requirements of the (TAC). These rules are developed by the SBEC and approved by the State Board of Education.

The 鶹ý Division of Educator Standards, Testing, and Preparation monitors and supports EPPs for quality. EPPs are responsible for implementing current rules, content, and best practices as they prepare future educators.

鶹ý Educator Preparation / EPP Collaboration

The SBEC is statutorily authorized to appoint members of advisory committees.

Guidance for the Texas Teacher Residency Preparation Route Application

Policy Requirements: The Teacher Residency Preparation Route and The Enhanced Standard Certificate

On April 12, 2024, the SBOE approved the SBEC adopted 19 TAC Chapter 228: Requirements for Educator Preparation Programswhich include the requirements for programs to offer a teacher residency preparation route. The SBOE also approved the SBEC adopted proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 230: Educator Preparation and Certification which includes the amendment to 19 TAC § 230.31 for the enhanced standard certificate to be issued to teacher candidates who have met all requirements of the teacher residency preparation route and other requirements specified in 19 TAC § 230.39.

All EPPs that seek to offer a teacher residency preparation route must apply and be approved by the SBEC. Once approved, a post-approval site visit will be conducted after the end of the first academic year in which the program reports residency completers (19 TAC § 228.15 (b)). The implementation date of the revised Ch. 228 policy is September 1, 2024, and the SBEC will begin approval of EPPs as soon as the December 2024 SBEC meeting.

Teacher Residency Preparation Route Application Process Overview

Applications for the teacher residency preparation route will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. After an application has been reviewed, it will either be recommended to the SBEC for final review and approval, or the applicant will receive notification that the application does not meet the criteria to be recommended for SBEC final review and approval.

Below, the 鶹ý has provided estimated windows for application submission, program notification of application status, and aligned SBEC approval dates. Please note, that these are estimations, and factors such as the reviewer’s request for a program to resubmit artifacts may impact this timeline.

EPP Application Window Intended Notification of Application Status Intended Submission for SBEC Approval

By 07/12/2024

09/30/2024

12/2024

By 07/29/2024

10/18/2024

12/2024

By 08/12/2024

11/04/2024

12/2024

By 09/10/2024

12/11/2024

02/2025

By 10/10/2024

01/20/2025

02/2025

By 11/11/2024

02/18/2025

04/2025

By 12/09/2024

03/17/2025

04/2025

Once an EPP has been approved by the SBEC to offer the teacher residency preparation route, they may offer the route to teacher candidates. For example, EPPs approved by SBEC in December 2024 may have candidates begin their residency as soon as Spring 2025. EPPs approved by Spring or Summer 2025 may have candidates begin their residency as soon as Fall 2025.

Application Next Steps

To apply to offer the teacher residency preparation route, please complete the following steps:

  1. If an EPP intends to apply by December 2024, the EPP must submit by 6/30/24. Note: 鶹ý has extended the window for programs to submit their intent to apply.
  2. Following submission of intent to apply, 鶹ý staff will contact the program to provide: 1) the application, 2) application instructions and 3) a secure ShareFile for submission.
  3. Programs may follow up with questions regarding the application to 鶹ýteacherresidency@tea.texas.gov regarding the application and related resources.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the updated SBEC policy and the application, please refer to the TAC Chapter 228 FAQ also available on the Program Provider’s page.

Texas Teacher Residency Landscape Tool

Teacher residency programs continue to grow across the state of Texas, with 28 state-vetted programs in Spring 2022 and the TCLAS Decision 5 grant supporting over 85 partnerships to design and implement sustainably funded paid teacher residency programs. The provides an interactive snapshot of existing vetted programs' key features, identified partnerships, and other information to prospective district and school partners, local community organizations, and community college partners as they build talent pathway strategies. Prospective candidates may also use this tool to better understand local options for their teacher preparation pathway.

Applications and Matrices

Individuals or entities seeking approval to become a new EPP, and approved EPPs seeking to add certificates or seeking approval for candidates to complete requirements out-of-state, must submit applications to the 鶹ý.

New Program Application

An individual or entity that wants to become an approved EPP must submit an application to 鶹ý staff and pay a non-refundable application fee (fee information is listed below). Payment of fees does not guarantee approval to operate. Final approval of a new EPP is made by the SBEC.

鶹ý offers new applicant workshops once a year to help aspiring EPPs with the application process. At the workshop, 鶹ý staff provides resources, detailed guidance, and application materials. The workshop is free, but a reservation is required. Please submit a for reservations and more information.

New Certification Fields and Classes

An EPP rated "accredited" by SBEC may apply to offer new certification fields, classes, or clinical teaching by submitting the appropriate documents to the 鶹ý. The addition of new classes requires approval by the SBEC. Interested EPPs should contact the assigned Education Specialist for application materials. See the Forms and Documents section of this page for the Education Specialist assignment list.

Application for Out-of-State or Out-of-Country Clinical Teaching, Practicum, or Field-Based Experience

An EPP may apply to the 鶹ý for approval to offer clinical teaching, practicum, or field-based experience at a site outside the state of Texas or outside of the U.S. in schools recognized by the U.S. State Department of Overseas Schools. Interested EPPs should contact the assigned Education Specialist for application materials.

Field-based experiences (FBE), clinical teaching, internship, and practicum experiences at Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) schools, wherever located and all schools accredited by the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) do not require prior 鶹ý approval.

Required Fees

The table below lists the required fees for new programs and for the addition of new certification fields and classes. For more information about these fees, see All fees must be paid at the time the application is submitted. Payment of fees does not guarantee approval of applications. Fees are non-refundable. Please send payment to:

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Austin, TX 78701

Application Fee

New Certification Field

$500

New Certification Class

$1,000

Clinical Teaching

$500

New Educator Preparation Program

$9,000

Out-of-State Approval

$500

Reporting and Accountability

EPP staff must submit data to the 鶹ý for the Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs (ASEP) and to the U.S. Department of Education for the Title II Institution and Program Report Card (IPRC).

ASEP

The ASEP data required by includes information about:

  • The number of persons that apply to the EPP
  • The numbers of candidates admitted, enrolled, and completing the EPP
  • The GPA of candidates admitted to the EPP
  • The certification fields candidates are pursuing
  • The frequency and duration of field observations

The 鶹ý produces a manual with information and instruction regarding ASEP reporting. Please see Forms and Documents section of this page for a copy of the Educator Preparation Program Data Reporting Manual.

Title II

The IPRC data required by the U.S. Department of Education includes information about:

  • The number of candidates enrolled and completing the EPP
  • Admission and exit requirements of the EPP
  • The kinds of support the EPP provides to candidates
  • The kinds of certifications candidates pursue with the EPP

The contractors help collect Title II data - The IPRC vendor (Trewon) and the testing vendor (Pearson). For information on Title II data collection contact the IPRC vendor, Trewon at Title2@trewon.com. For information about reporting candidates to Pearson for pass rate calculation purposes contact Pearson at es-titleii@pearson.com or visit Pearson's website.

Timeline for Reporting

Data is generally reported according to the following schedule:

  • September 15 – Submit required ASEP data to the 鶹ý
  • November – Submit required data to Pearson to calculate pass rates
  • April 30 – Submit IPRC data to the U.S. Department of Education contractor
  • June – Review IPRC data

For additional information regarding data, reporting, and accountability see the Educator Preparation Program Data Reporting Manual. For questions, please submit a .

Insight to Impact Dashboard

Insight to Impact is an educator preparation program (EPP) data dashboard that is currently in development. Check here for project updates.

Accountability System Data

The data sets below are related to the Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs (ASEP). More information about ASEP ratings and results are available in the .

Other Resources for EPPs