§229.6: Continuing Approval

(a) The continuing approval of an educator preparation program (EPP) to recommend candidates for educator certification, which shall be reviewed pursuant to §228.10(c) of this title (relating to Approval Process), will be based upon the EPP's accreditation status and compliance with the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules regarding program admissions, operations, coursework, training, recommendation for certification, and the integrity of required data submissions.

(b) After a continuing approval review pursuant to §228.10(c) of this title, if the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff finds that an EPP has willfully or recklessly failed to comply with SBEC rules relating to the qualifications of candidates recommended for certification or to the integrity of reported program data, the TEA staff may issue a proposal for SBEC action relating to the EPP's approval to recommend candidates for educator certification. The proposal for SBEC action may include, but is not limited to, public reprimand, revocation of program approval, or the imposition of conditions upon continuing program approval.

(c) TEA staff shall provide notice of the proposal for SBEC action relating to the EPP's continuing approval to recommend candidates for educator certification in the manner provided by §229.7 of this title (relating to Record Review of Certain Decisions), and an EPP shall be entitled to a record review of the proposal, under the conditions and procedures set out in §229.7 of this title, prior to the submission of the proposal for action to the SBEC.

(d) Following the record review, a proposal for decision will be issued by the TEA representative and submitted to the SBEC for entry of a final order. The final order may include changes or additions to the proposed order and such modifications are not subject to another record review procedure. This order may be appealed only if the final order issued by the SBEC orders revocation of approval of an EPP to recommend candidates for educator certification, as provided by §229.8 of this title (relating to Accreditation Revocation Appeals).

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Source Note: The provisions of this §229.6 adopted to be effective April 18, 2010, 35 TexReg 2849