Help Shape Texas’ New Bilingual Special Education Certification
Though Texas has tens of thousands of emergent bilingual students with disabilities, the state has not had a teacher certification program that equips professionals to meet the needs of those students. Until now. The Texas Legislature in 2021 passed HB 2256 to create such a program. HB 2256 came out of a year-long initiative, the Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative*.
The State Board for Educator Certification must now develop the rules and standards and is asking for input from experts like you. IDRA is holding two roundtable discussions to convene professionals in bilingual special education to assist. We will compile recommendations to submit at the February 11 State Board of Education meeting.
This is an invitation-only event. But you are welcome to extend the invitation to your colleagues!
IDRA is holding two date options to accommodate schedules.