Among the many changes to current law included in HB 3 is the elimination of master teacher certificates in math, reading, science and technology. Beginning Sept. 1, 2019, current certificate holders will be issued "legacy" certificates by the State Board for Educator Certification. These certificates can not be renewed.

In a recent update outlining the certificate changes, TEA said candidates currently enrolled in a Texas-approved master teacher preparation program must complete all requirements for certificate issuance (including passing the test and submitting a complete application for certification with EPP recommendation) by Aug. 30, 2019.

Master teacher examinations must be taken and passed, and results must be reported to the educator, the EPP, and TEA in time to meet the Sept. 1, 2019, deadline for certificate application and issuance.

For more information, click here to read TEA's HB 3 Master Teacher Update.