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Guidelines for Texas Teacher Preparation Requirements

The Texas Education Agency website informs users that:

Effective December 27, 2016, 19 TAC §228.30(c)(3) requires educator preparation programs to provide instruction regarding mental health, substance abuse, and youth suicide to candidates seeking initial certification in any certification class. The mental health instruction must include effective strategies for teaching and intervening with students with mental or emotional disorders, including de-escalation techniques and positive behavioral interventions and supports. The resources listed below have been recommended to meet these requirements. Other programs that meet the criteria for 19 TAC §228.30(c)(3) can be found at the National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Those interested in locating programs on NREPP that address the outcomes indicated by the TEA (mental health promotion, substance use disorder prevention, and youth suicide awareness) and that may have suitable trainings may follow the search guidance listed below. Please note that programs listed on NREPP do not necessarily have trainings available for individuals. Users must review each program profile in detail. Trainings, if available, will typically be listed in the table of implementation resources.

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Programs that address youth mental health promotion
Suggested Filters:

Program type Mental health promotion
Ages Run separate searches for youth age ranges (Childhood, and Adolescent) or browse results that may include programs targeting adults
Outcome categories Mental Health
Implementation/Dissemination Implementation materials available
Outcome Rating Effective, Promising

Programs that address youth substance use disorder prevention
Suggested Filters:

Program type Substance use disorder prevention
Ages Run separate searches for youth age ranges (Childhood, and Adolescent) or browse results that may include programs targeting adults
Outcome categories Substance Use
Implementation/Dissemination Implementation materials available
Outcome Rating Effective, Promising

Programs that address youth suicide prevention
Suggested Filters:

Implementation/Dissemination Implementation materials available
Outcome Rating Effective, Promising
Enter text in search bar Suicide