Texas Principal Certification
Students who already have a master’s degree can enter this plan to complete the requirements for Texas Principal Certification.
The program provides a foundation in education finance, school law, principal roles and responsibilities and personnel supervision.
You will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Principal examination.
Certification ProgramEducational Administration Certification Program
This certification is intended for those who want to pursue careers as school principals at the elementary, middle or high school level.
Our department holds State (Texas Education Agency) and national (NCATE) accreditation.
All courses offered in the plan are delivered in an online format for your convenience.
Most students complete the program in 12 months or less depending on course availability, start date, and number of courses taken during each semester.
- Application for Admission
- $40 Application Fee ($50 for international students)
- All college or university transcripts
When applying for the Principal Certification plan, please use the 5X8 ND Additional Cert application.
- Master’s degree from an accredited university
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or a 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours
- Two years of teaching experience in a TEA-accredited school
Please contact the graduate advisor to learn more about program deadlines.
Semester Credit Hours (SCH) Courses Hours EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3 EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3 EDG 6341 Role of the Principal 3 EDG 6344 School District Resource Management 3 EDG 6345 Human Relationships in Educational Administration 3 EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration 3 Total SCH for Texas Principal Certification 18
*To be recommended for certification after completion of the required coursework, the applicant must hold a Texas teaching certificate, and have at least two years’ teaching experience in the Texas public school system or equivalent. Additionally, students must receive a passing score on the TExES Principal exam.
Please contact your Regional Education Service Center for more information about TTESS and TPESS Training.
For a complete list of available scholarships, see the Scholarship Programs website.
Brenda Priess Miller Scholarship Donor Mrs. Brenda P. Miller Eligibility Graduate of Mason High School, junior or senior in the College of Education and a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Amount Variable Number Variable