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SBEC’s G/T Supplemental Certificate

The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) is offering a G/T Supplemental TExES exam.  Teachers who pass the exam will receive a Gifted and Talented Certification.  This certification is not required by the state of Texas for teachers of the gifted.  Teachers who take this test currently do so on a voluntary basis.  The state currently requires that teachers who provide services to the gifted must complete 30 hours of G/T professional development in nature and needs of the gifted, assessment of the gifted, and curriculum for the gifted.
What is on the G/T Supplemental test?
The content on the G/T Supplemental test is derived from the G/T standards. Those standards are listed on the SBEC website under the Standards and Testing link. The test is a multiple choice test. Also on the SBEC website is a study guide with sample questions.
When will this test be required for new teachers of the gifted? Will experienced gifted teachers be grandfathered?
On May 6, 2005, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) voted NOT to require the new TExES Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certification for assignment to be part of a district's gifted services. The Texas Administrative Code rule remained in effect for the 2005–2006 school year. The Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certification is an optional certification that educators may hold in addition to the state requirements.
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