§229.1: General Provisions and Purpose of Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs

(a) The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) is responsible for establishing standards to govern the continuing accountability of all educator preparation programs (EPPs). The rules adopted by the SBEC in this chapter govern the accreditation of each EPP that prepares individuals for educator certification. No candidate shall be recommended for any Texas educator certification field except by an EPP that has been approved by the SBEC pursuant to Chapter 228 of this title (relating to Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs) and is accredited as required by this chapter.

(b) The purpose of the accountability system for educator preparation is to assure that each EPP is held accountable for the readiness for certification of candidates completing the programs.

(c) An accredited EPP may receive commendations for success in areas identified by the SBEC.


Source Note: The provisions of this §229.1 adopted to be effective April 18, 2010, 35 TexReg 2849