§245.1: General Provisions

(a) A Texas educator certificate may be issued to an individual who holds a college degree and an appropriate certificate or other credential issued by the authorized licensing agency in another country and who meets appropriate requirements specified in §230.413 of this title (relating to General Requirements) and in this chapter.

(b) The degree held by an applicant from another country must be, at a minimum, equivalent to a baccalaureate degree issued by an institution of higher education in the United States accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

(c) The certificate(s) or other credential(s) issued by the authorized licensing agency in another country may not be a temporary permit, a credential issued by a city or school district, or a certificate for which academic or other program deficiencies are indicated. Specific examination or renewal requirements shall not be considered academic or program deficiencies.

(d) A statement, approval letter, or certification entitlement card issued by the authorized licensing agency in another country specifying eligibility for full certification upon employment or completion of specified examination requirements shall have the same standing as a certificate.

(e) The certificate(s) or other credential(s) and areas of certification issued by the authorized licensing agency in another country must be equivalent to a certificate and certification areas issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff shall identify the certification areas for which the applicant qualifies in Texas. The certificate, including all certification areas for which the applicant qualifies, may be issued by the TEA staff under the authority of the SBEC.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §245.1 adopted to be effective February 3, 2000, 25 TexReg 572; amended to be effective June 9, 2002, 27 TexReg 4701; amended to be effective June 23, 2010, 35 TexReg 5195