Texas Education Code (TEC)
The Texas Education Code (TEC) contains the laws governing public education institutions passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor. The entire TEC and other Texas statutes can be found online on the Texas Constitution and Statutes website.
View the video below to learn how to find laws governing public education in the Texas Education Code.
Activity: Find Laws Governing Public Education in the TEC
Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) contains all state agency rules in Texas. There are 16 titles in the TAC. Each title represents a subject category. Related agencies are assigned to the appropriate title.
Rules related to education are found in Title 19, Education, which is assigned to the Texas Education Agency. The Commissioner of Education and the State Board of Education each have the power to establish rules governing public primary and secondary schools. The State Board for Educator Certification has the power to establish rules governing the preparation, certification, standards of conduct, and discipline of Texas educators. The Texas Education Agency is responsible for administering public education laws and rules.
View the video below to learn how to find rules governing public education in the Texas Administrative Code.
Take a moment to bookmark the Texas Administrative Code on the Secretary of State website. Once in that website, click the Current Texas Administrative Code located in the Points of Interest box on the right side of the page to view the list of Titles in the Texas Administrative Code.