The Texas Institute for Teacher Education certification programs are fully accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

The Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) was created in 1995 by the 74th Legislature to govern the standards of the education profession. The 15-member board oversees all aspects of public school educator certification, continuing education, and standards of conduct. The Board is guided by the philosophy that educators will create higher standards for preparation, practice, and conduct than others outside the profession, and that educators will rigorously uphold these standards.

SBEC is dedicated to creating a system that produces educators who are recognized as professionals. The Board welcomes input from educators, educator preparation entities, and the public.


The Educator Preparation Program at The Texas Institute for Teacher Education is acknowledged in the database of personnel preparation programs for multicultural special education at The National Center to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Improvement Center). The Personnel Improvement Center is located at and supported by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), with full funding provided by the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
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