Administrative Rules


For OSDE rule changes that went into effect September 11, 2017, please see the 2017 Administrative Rules Archive.

The full text of all 2017 rule changes is also available in this PDF: 2017 OSDE Rules - Oklahoma Register publication.

2018 Administrative Rule Changes

Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) administrative rules are published in Title 210 of the Oklahoma Administrative Code.

Click here to access the online version of the Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) on the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office of Administrative Rules website. To view the State Department of Education rules, select the blue box labeled "View Code" from the options at the left side of the screen, then scroll down and select the link for "Title 210 - State Department of Education." (Please note that updates to the online OAC are not immediate, and the online content may not reflect the most recent amendments. For OSDE rule changes that went into effect September 11, 2017, please see the 2017 Rules Archive.)

Agency rulemaking is governed by the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act (APA) at 75 O.S. ยง 250 et seq. Notice documents required by the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act are published in the Oklahoma Register by the Oklahoma Secretary of State's Office of Administrative Rules (OAR). Informational materials on the APA rulemaking process are available at the OAR website. The public is invited to submit comments on proposed permanent rules during the open public comment periods via email at rules@sde.ok.gov. The APA does not require a public comment period for emergency rules prior to adoption, but when possible the agency provides an opportunity for public comment on proposed emergency rules.

After the close of the public comment period, proposed permanent rules are submitted to the State Board of Education for adoption. Proposed permanent rules which have been adopted by the Board are submitted to the Legislature and Governor for review in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act.

Please see below for information and updates regarding the status of administrative rules proposed for adoption by the State Board of Education.

Proposed Rule Actions

Rule changes currently open for public comment

The following rules are now open for public comment. The comment period will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017. Written comments may be submitted by email to rules@sde.ok.gov, and by fax to (405) 522-6256. If you wish to make an oral comment, you must appear at the public comment hearing for this rule. A public hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, in Room 1-20 (State Board Room) at the Oliver Hodge Building, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, in Oklahoma City.

Chapter 20. Staff
Subchapter 9. Professional Standards: Teacher Education and Certification
Part 9. Teacher Certification
210:20-9-102. Career development program for paraprofessionals [AMENDED]

Text of proposed rule
Rule Impact Statement

Chapter 35. Standards for Accreditation of Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, and Career and Technology Schools
Subchapter 21. Alternative Instructional Delivery Systems
210:35-21-1. Purpose and scope [REVOKED]
210:35-21-2. Alternative instructional delivery systems [REVOKED]

Text of rules proposed for revocation
Rule Impact Statement

Rule changes for which the public comment period has closed

The following rule change is now CLOSED for comment. A public hearing was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in Room 1-20 (State Board Room) at the Oliver Hodge Building, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, in Oklahoma City.

Chapter 20. Staff
Subchapter 9. Professional Standards: Teacher Education and Certification
Part 17. Full (Subject Matter) Competencies for Licensure and Certification
210:20-9-172. Full (subject matter) competencies for licensure and certification [AMENDED]

This is a lengthy administrative rule with proposed changes to only 2 subsections--see pages 47-49 for the proposed amendments.

Text of proposed rule
Rule Impact Statement


The following rule change is now CLOSED for comment. A public hearing was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, in Room 1-20 (State Board Room) at the Oliver Hodge Building, 2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, in Oklahoma City.

Chapter 35. Standards for Accreditation of Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, and Career and Technology Schools
Subchapter 3. Standards for Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, and Career and Technology Schools
Part 7. Standard IV: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Climate
210:35-3-61. Statement of the standard [AMENDED]
210:35-3-66. Curriculum [AMENDED]
210:35-3-67. Instruction [AMENDED]
210:35-3-68. Assessment [AMENDED]

Subchapter 5. Additional Standards for Elementary Schools [AMENDED]
Part 7. Standard IV: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Climate
210:35-3-31. Program of studies [AMENDED]
Subchapter 27. Proficiency Based Promotion
210:35-27-2. Proficiency-based promotion and evaluations of student placement [AMENDED]

Text of proposed rules
Rule Impact Statement


OSDE Administrative Rule Archives

2017 Rules Archive
2016 Rules Archive
2015 Rules Archive
2014 Rules Archive
2012-2013 Rules Archive

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Last updated on November 9, 2017