8/18/10: New HOUSE Eligibility - Effective July 1, 2010
Any experienced secondary teacher may continue to use HOUSE to demonstrate subject matter competency for any course accepted by the SBOE for required graduation credit for documenting highly qualified teacher status. (Effective July 1, 2010)
1. First, you must have a baccalaureate degree.
2. You must be a Texas certified teacher.
3. To meet the HOUSE Eligibility you must accumulate a total of 24 points:
o 1 point for every year of teaching experience at the secondary level in the subject to be taught or a closely related field (maximum of 12 points).
o 1 point for each hour of college coursework in the subject to be taught or in a closely related field.
o 1 point for every 15 hours of Professional Development in the subject to be taught or a closely related field that meets the standards for CPE credit.
At least 6 points represent the specific subject to be taught.
If your numbers don’t add up to 24 point, with your baccalaureate degree you can challenge the subject certification exam.
Click on each of these to go to their webpage:
NCLB HQ = No Child Left Behind – Highly Qualified Teacher
HOUSE = High Objective Uniform Standard of Evaluation
HB 3485 (2007 Legislative Session), directed the State Board of Education to update CTE TEKS and determine CTE courses that could satisfy the 4th year of mathematics or science credit for the recommended or distinguished graduation plans. In January 2010 the SBOE approved new graduation requirements (HB 3 – 2009 session) as well as some CTE courses for the 4th year of math, the 4th year of science, speech and fine arts credit.