November 2017 Committee on School Initiatives Item 4

Review of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, and Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments

November 10, 2017

COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL INITIATIVES: ACTION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: ACTION

SUMMARY:
This item provides the State Board of Education (SBOE) an opportunity to review State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rule actions that would amend 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, and Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments, that would incorporate career and technical education (CTE) courses approved by the SBOE. The proposed revisions would also incorporate requirements to complete Texas Education Agency (TEA)-approved training or appropriate training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety and add certificate areas to the list of credentials appropriate for placement into a particular assignment.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: The statutory authority for 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapters C and E, is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §§21.003(a), 21.031(a), and 21.041(b)(1) and (2).

TEC, §21.003(a), states that a person may not be employed as a teacher, teacher intern or teacher trainee, librarian, educational aide, administrator, educational diagnostician, or school counselor by a school district unless the person holds an appropriate certificate or permit issued as provided by the TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter B.

TEC, §21.031(a), states that the SBEC shall regulate and oversee all aspects of the certification, continuing education, and standards of conduct of public school educators.

TEC, §21.041(b)(1), requires the SBEC to propose rules that provide for the regulation of educators and the general administration of the TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, in a manner consistent with the TEC, Chapter 21, Subchapter B.

TEC, §21.041(b)(2), requires the SBEC to propose rules that specify the classes of educator certificates to be issued, including emergency certificates.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The proposed effective date of the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231 would be December 17, 2017.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION:
None.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND JUSTIFICATION: Current 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, provides guidance to school districts by listing courses by grade level and subject area and identifying the corresponding certificates appropriate for placement into each classroom assignment. This information assists districts with hiring and personnel assignment decisions.

The proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter C and Subchapter E, would identify and align the appropriate SBEC-issued certificates to each assignment and are based on the following: course curriculum; the information that must be transferred from teachers to students to ensure successful progressions from one grade level to the next; and the critical need to maintain alignment with SBOE-approved courses and comply with state and federal requirements. This cyclical work provides school districts with the most current guidance and best practices for ensuring that every individual has the appropriate certificate and meets any other requirements necessary prior to being placed into a particular assignment.

To reflect career and technical education courses approved by the SBOE, the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Subchapter C and Subchapter E, shown in Attachment II, are outlined below.

Attachment II also reflects changes the SBEC made at adoption at the October 6, 2017 meeting to extend the implementation date for training to the 2019-2020 school year, which would allow TEA staff to develop more robust training. The sections that reflect the extended implementation date are: §§231.271(d), 231.283(b), 231.287(b), 231.365(b), 231.394(b), 231.395(b), 231.397(b), 231.423(b), 231.425(b), 231.445(b), 231.503(b), 231.525(b), 231.565(b), 231.569(b), 231.573(b), 231.575(b), 231.577(b), 231.579(b), and 231.581(b).

Subchapter C. Grades 6-8 Assignments

§231.79. Career Development, Grades 6-8

The proposed amendment would reflect new course names. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Subchapter E. Grades 9-12 Assignments

Division 9. Career Development, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.271. Career Development, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendments in subsections (a) and (b) would reflect new course names. The proposed amendment in subsection (c) would add a new course and identify certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (d) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (e) would reflect new course names. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course. The reference to completion of training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety ensures the teacher can establish and maintain a safe learning environment for all students.

Division 10. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.281. Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect new course names. The proposed amendment in subsections (b) and (c) would add additional course names. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.283. Advanced Animal Science and Advanced Plant and Soil Science, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.287. Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.289. Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication; Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrication; Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies; Agricultural Power Systems; Oil and Gas Production, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to paragraphs (4)-(6) would reflect new course names and eliminate certificates no longer appropriate for placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.291. Floral Design, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to paragraphs (3)-(6) would reflect new course names and eliminate certificates no longer appropriate for placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 11. Architecture and Construction, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.301. Principles of Architecture; Principles of Construction, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would reflect the new course name. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.303. Interior Design, Grades 9-12

In response to public comment, at the October 6, 2017 SBEC meeting, the board modified at adoption, subject to SBOE review, subsections (a), (b), and (c) to reflect the new course name and to expand the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. Teachers with recent work experience in the interior design industry and a certification in the field are qualified to teach the sequence of interior design courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.305. Architectural Design, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course name, and the proposed amendments in subsections (b) and (c) would add new courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.307. Construction Management; Construction Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course name, and the proposed amendments in subsections (b) and (c) would add new courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.309. Building Maintenance Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would update the course name and delete a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.313. Electrical Technology; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology; Masonry Technology; and Plumbing Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would update the course titles. The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course names. The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would reflect the new course names and identify certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (c) would identify state and federal training requirements prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The reference to completion of training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety ensures the teacher can establish and maintain a safe learning environment for all students.

Division 12. Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.331. Professional Communications, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to paragraphs (2)-(5) would remove the degree requirement and semester credit hour references. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.333. Principles of Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would update the course titles. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.335. Animation, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course names. The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would reflect the new course names and identify the certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (c) would identify the state and federal training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.337. Audio/Video Production; Graphic Design and Illustration, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would update the course titles. The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course names. The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would reflect the new course names, add new courses, and expand the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (c) would reflect the new course names and add the new courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.339. Photography, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course names and expand the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would reflect the new course names and identify the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment in subsection (c) would reflect the new course names and identify the state and federal training requirements prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

At the October 6, 2017 SBEC meeting, the board modified at adoption, subject to SBOE review, subsection (b), to correct a typographical error.

§231.341. Printing and Imaging Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would reflect the new course names. The proposed amendment in subsections (b) and (c) would add the new course names. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.343. Fashion Design, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would add the new courses and reflect the new course names. The proposed amendment in subsections (b) and (c) would add the new courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 13. Business Management and Administration, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.361. Business Information Management; Business Law; and Touch System Data Entry, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsections (b) and (c) would add the new courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.363. Business Management; Business Lab; Global Business; Human Resources Management; Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance; and Virtual Business, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would add the course title. The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would add a new course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.365. Business English, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in new subsection (b) would be added to identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

Division 14. Education and Training, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.381. Education and Training, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would update the course name. The proposed amendment in subsections (b) and (c) would add the new courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with a valid classroom teacher or administrator certificate into classroom assignments. This increased flexibility to have the courses taught by a broader base of experienced teachers and administrators can assist with motivating students to consider the teaching profession as a viable career pathway.

In response to public comment, at the October 6, 2017 SBEC meeting, the board modified at adoption, subject to SBOE review, subsections (a) and (b) to broaden credentials appropriate for placement into the assignment and delete the previous list of certificates specified in rule.

Division 15. Finance, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.393. Accounting I; Financial Analysis; Insurance Operations; and Securities and Investments, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would delete a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators into classroom assignments.

§231.394. Statistics and Business Decision Making, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in subsection (a) would add a new course and delete a course. The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.395. Financial Mathematics, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment in new subsection (b) would be added to identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.397. Accounting II, Grades 9-12

A proposed new section would be added for Accounting II. Proposed new subsection (a) would identify an additional course and the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. Proposed new subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

Division 16. Government and Public Administration, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.401. Government and Public Administration, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.403. Revenue, Taxation, and Regulation, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to new paragraphs (10)-(12) would expand the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 17. Health Science, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.421. Health Science, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would update the course name and add a course. The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.423. Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Microbiology, and Pathophysiology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would specify the requirement of a bachelor's degree in addition to some certificates specified as appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.425. Mathematics for Medical Professionals, Grades 9-12

A proposed new section would be added for Mathematics for Medical Professionals. Proposed new subsection (a) would identify an additional course and the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. Proposed new subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.427. Health Informatics, Grades 9-12

A proposed new section would be added for Health Informatics and the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 18. Hospitality and Tourism, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.441. Hospitality and Tourism, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would delete a course name. The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.443. Culinary Arts, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add courses, and the proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.445. Food Science, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

Division 19. Human Services, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.461. Human Services, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.469. Cosmetology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 20. Information Technology, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.481. Information Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would add a course and delete a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.483. Digital Media; Web Technologies, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.485. Computer Programming, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would update the course name and would add new paragraphs (8) and (9) to expand the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.487. Computer Maintenance, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.489. Computer Technician; Information Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add courses and the proposed amendments to subsection (b) would add courses and identify the state and federal training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 21. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security, Grades 9-12 Assignments


§231.501. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add and delete courses. The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.503. Forensic Science, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would specify the requirement of a bachelor's degree for specific assignments. The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

Division 22. Manufacturing, Grades 9-12 Assignments


§231.521. Manufacturing, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add and delete courses. The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add a course. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.523. Welding, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would add and delete courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.525. Manufacturing Engineering Technology II, Grades 9-12

A proposed new section would be added for Manufacturing Engineering Technology II. Proposed new subsection (a) would identify the name of the course and the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. Proposed new subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

Division 23. Marketing, Grades 9-12 Assignments


§231.541. Marketing, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add a new course. The proposed amendment to subsections (b) and (c) would add and delete courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.543. Advertising, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.549. Retailing and E-tailing, Grades 9-12

The proposed repeal of this section would delete the course title and related information. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 24. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.561. Principles of Applied Engineering, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.563. Principles of Biosciences, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.565. Biotechnology I; Biotechnology II, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add and delete courses. The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.567. Engineering Design and Presentation, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsections (a)-(c) would add and delete courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.569. Engineering Mathematics; Robotics II, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add a course, and the proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.571. AC/DC Electronics; Solid State Electronics, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

§231.573. Principles of Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would align to the requirements in subsection (b). The proposed amendment in subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.575. Engineering Design and Problem Solving, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.577. Scientific Research and Design, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would align to the requirements in subsection (b). The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.579. Engineering Science, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would change the course title. The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would update the course name. The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.581. Digital Electronics, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would identify the training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The implementation date to complete TEA-approved training has been extended to the 2019-2020 school year to allow time to develop robust training for this course.

§231.583. Robotics I, Grades 9-12

A proposed new section would be added for Robotics I and identify the list of certificates appropriate for placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

Division 25. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grades 9-12 Assignments

§231.591. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment to subsection (a) would add courses, delete courses, and eliminate certificates no longer appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment to subsection (b) would add courses and eliminate certificates no longer appropriate for placement into the assignment. The proposed amendment to subsection (c) would add courses and identify the state and federal training requirement prior to placement into the assignment. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The reference to completion of training in state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety ensures the teacher can establish and maintain a safe learning environment for all students.

At the October 6, 2017 SBEC meeting, the board modified at adoption, subject to SBOE review, subsection (a) to include technical edits to accurately reflect the course titles.

§231.593. Aircraft Technology, Automotive Technology, or Collision Repair and Refinishing, Grades
9-12


The proposed repeal of this section would delete the course title and related information. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments. The courses previously listed in this section proposed for repeal and the certificates appropriate to teach the courses have been incorporated into §231.591, Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics, Grades 9-12.

§231.595. Small Engine Technology, Grades 9-12

The proposed amendment would add and delete courses. This rule change aligns with the titles of CTE courses approved by the SBOE and provides clarity for district personnel using these rules to place educators with the appropriate credentials into classroom assignments.

SBOE Review of Proposed SBEC Rules

Under the TEC, §21.042, the SBEC must submit a written copy of each rule it proposes to adopt to the SBOE for review. The SBOE may reject the proposed rule by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the SBOE present and voting, but may not modify a rule.

FISCAL IMPACT:
The TEA staff has determined that there is no additional fiscal impact on state and local governments and there are no additional costs to persons or entities required to comply with the proposed rule actions. In addition, there is no direct adverse economic impact for small businesses, microbusinesses, and rural communities; therefore, no regulatory flexibility analysis, specified in Texas Government Code, §2006.002, is required. There is no effect on local economy; therefore, no local employment impact statement is required under Texas Government Code, §2001.022. The proposed revisions do not impose a cost on regulated persons and, therefore, are not subject to Texas Government Code, §2001.0045.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT:
The public and student benefit anticipated as a result of the proposed revisions would be the ability of districts to continue placing educators who are prepared to positively affect the performance of the diverse student population of this state into career and technical education assignments. There are no anticipated additional costs to licensees or other regulated persons.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS:
The proposed amendments would have no additional procedural and reporting implications.

LOCALLY MAINTAINED PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS: The proposed amendments would have no additional locally maintained paperwork requirements.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: In accordance with the SBEC rulemaking process, a summary of comments received by the SBEC on its proposed rules is shared with the SBOE under separate cover prior to this SBOE meeting.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

MOTION TO BE CONSIDERED: The State Board of Education:

Take no action on the proposed revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, and Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments.

Staff Members Responsible:

Ryan Franklin, Associate Commissioner
Educator Leadership and Quality

Marilyn Cook, Director
Educator Certification and Testing

Attachments:
I. Statutory Citations (PDF, 15KB)
II. Text of Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 231, Requirements for Public School Personnel Assignments, Subchapter C, Grades 6-8 Assignments, and Subchapter E, Grades 9-12 Assignments (PDF, 189KB)