ILTexas Educator Prep Program
1) Bilingual Education Supplemental
2) Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT) Spanish
3) Core Subjects EC-6th Grades
4) Core Subjects 4th-8th Grades
5) English as a Second Language Supplemental
1) Hired as an ILTexas Teacher
2) Complete ILTexas EPP Application
3) Professional Resume
4) In-Person or Virtual Interview
5) Background Check & Fingerprinting
§249.16. Eligibility of Persons with Criminal History for a Certificate under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53, and Texas Education Code, Chapter 21.
(a) Pursuant to the Texas Occupations Code (TOC), Chapter 53, and the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 21, Subchapter B, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) may suspend or revoke an existing valid certificate, deny an applicant a certificate, bar a person from being assessed or examined for a certificate, or take other disciplinary action because of a person's conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or certain other criminal history.
(b) Disciplinary action under the TOC, §53.021, does not apply to a person convicted only of an offense punishable as a Class C misdemeanor unless the person is an applicant for or the holder of a license that authorizes the person to possess a firearm and the person was convicted of the misdemeanor offense of domestic violence as defined by 18 United States Code, §921.
(c) When statute or SBEC rule codified in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 7, requires an offense to directly relate to the duties and responsibilities of the education profession, an offense is considered to directly relate if the offense indicates a threat to the health, safety, or welfare of a student or minor, parent of a student, fellow employee, or professional colleague; interferes with the orderly, efficient, or safe operation of a school district, campus, or activity; or indicates impaired ability or misrepresentation of qualifications to perform the functions of an educator. Offenses considered to relate directly to the duties and responsibilities of the education profession include, but are not limited to:
(1) offenses involving moral turpitude;
(2) offenses involving any form of sexual or physical abuse or neglect of a student or minor or other illegal conduct with a student or minor;
(3) offenses involving any felony possession or conspiracy to possess, or any misdemeanor or felony transfer, sale, distribution, or conspiracy to transfer, sell, or distribute any controlled substance defined in the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 481;
(4) offenses involving school property or funds;
(5) offenses involving any attempt by fraudulent or unauthorized means to obtain or alter any certificate or permit that would entitle any person to hold or obtain a position as an educator;
(6) offenses occurring wholly or in part on school property or at a school-sponsored activity; or
(7) felony offenses involving driving while intoxicated (DWI).
(d) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff, pursuant to the TOC, Chapter 53, and the requirements of this chapter, shall notify the applicant or certificate holder in writing of the TEA staff's intent to seek disciplinary action, including denial or revocation, and the reasons for the proposed action. The applicant or certificate holder shall have the opportunity to be heard according to the procedures set forth in this chapter.
(e) The grounds for revoking or suspending a certificate provided by this section and the TOC, Chapter 53, are cumulative of the other grounds and remedies provided by the TEC, §21.060, and this chapter.
(f) The TEC, §21.058, shall control actions pursued under that section.
Statutory Authority: The provisions of this §249.16 issued under the Texas Education Code, §§21.041(b)(1), (7), and (8), 21.058(a) and (b), and 21.060; and Texas Occupations Code, §53.021 and §53.025.
Source: The provisions of this §249.16 adopted to be effective March 31, 1999, 24 TexReg 2304; amended to be effective June 21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3944; amended to be effective May 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 3710 ; amended to be effective December 28, 2014, 3
6) Official Transcript (Undergraduate & Graduate - If applicable)
7) 2.5 GPA or higher (on 4 point scale)
8) 2 Professional References
Background Check Information
All prospective candidate for ILTexas Educator Preparation Program must complete a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation (PCHE). The PCHE is an evaluation of eligibility for a Texas educator certificate based on your self-reported criminal history. TEA staff may perform this service for anon-refundable fee of $50.00. If you are convicted of an offense during your internship, you may become ineligible for issuance of a certification upon completion of the program.
How To File A Complaint?
The International Leadership of Texas Educator Preparation Program will work diligently to meet the needs of its Interns even when a complaint is filed. In the event a concern arises, interns are encouraged to discuss issues and complaints through informal conferences with staff members involved. Any intern wishing to file a formal grievance should follow the below protocol. If a decision is made at one level that does not meet the satisfaction of the intern, they have the right to appeal and move to the next level. A more detailed Intern Grievance Procedure is located in the Intern Handbook.
Level 1: Program Manager
Level 2: Executive Director
Level 3: Chief Academic Officer
Level 4: Superintendent
Level 5: Official TEA Complaint (www.tea.texas.gov)
Texas Administrative Code 228.70
As an approved educator preparation program, ILTexas EPP is responsible for following all of the TEA TAC code in order to provide candidates with the highest quality of teacher preparation. Therefore, candidates must satisfactorily complete the following requirements prior to being recommended for a standard teacher certificate:
300 Training Hours (completed in the summer prior to start of internship teaching)
Passing of Content Area Exam & Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Exam
30 Hours of Field Based Experience with a minimum of 15 Hours in an actual school setting
Program Benchmark Meetings with EPP Staff in order to assess Candidate's progress throughout the program
Successful Completion of Internship Teaching
Recommendation for Certification from Field Supervisor and Campus Principal
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