The State Board of Education recently adopted the following requirement for the Standard School Counselor Certificate: All school counselors must hold, at a minimum, a 48-hour master's degree in counseling from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Texas Administrative Code §239.20 (2018)).
Due to this new requirement, Region 13 will not be accepting additional cohort members.
Master Reading Teacher: Effective September 1, 2019, as mandated by House Bill 3 (HB 3), the State Board for Educator Certification may no longer issue new or renew master teacher certificates. In addition, master teacher certificates already issued will be updated to include the word “legacy” as part of the certificate title. The implementation of HB 3 will impact educator preparation programs (EPPs), candidates seeking master teacher certification, and current master teacher certificate holders. Please visit the MRT page for more details.