§245.10: Application Procedures

(a) An individual who has been issued an appropriate certificate or other credential by the authorized licensing agency in another country as specified in §245.1 of this title (relating to General Provisions) may apply for a review of credentials by submitting the following items to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff:

(1) a completed application;

(2) the original detailed report or course-by-course evaluation for professional licensing of all college-level credits prepared by a foreign credential evaluation service recognized by the TEA staff. The evaluation must verify that the individual:

(A) holds, at a minimum, the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree issued by an accredited institution of higher education in the United States as specified in §245.1(b) of this title, including the date that the degree was conferred; and

(B) has completed an educator preparation program, including a teaching practicum;

(3) an original written statement, provided by the authorized licensing agency in the issuing country, that the educator certificate(s) or other credential(s) specified in §245.1 of this title is currently in good standing and has not been revoked, suspended, or sanctioned for misconduct and is not pending disciplinary or adverse action. The statement must be written in the English language or must be accompanied by a translation in the English language from a foreign credential evaluation service recognized by the TEA staff or an accredited translation service;

(4) official transcripts of any additional college credits earned in the United States; and

(5) a nonrefundable review fee as specified in Chapter 230, Subchapter N, of this title (relating to Certificate Issuance Procedures).

(b) Pursuant to §245.5(b) of this title (relating to Requirements for Issuance of a Texas Certificate Based on Certification from Another Country) an applicant may apply for a one-year certificate by submitting the following items to the TEA staff:

(1) a completed application; and

(2) the appropriate fee as specified in Chapter 230, Subchapter N, of this title.

(c) Pursuant to §245.5(a) of the title, an applicant may apply for a standard certificate by submitting the following items to the TEA staff:

(1) a completed application; and

(2) the appropriate fee as specified in Chapter 230, Subchapter N, of this title.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §245.10 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