The Principal Certification Program is available to students who have completed the M.Ed. in Educational Administration in the department as well as to students with a master's degree from another related field.
Principal Certification Program for Students with M.Ed. in Ed. Administration A separate application and review process will be completed by those, who after completing a M.Ed. in Educational Administration in the department, seek admission into the program. When applying to the Principal Certification Program students must submit:
- Three professional letters of recommendation
- Have a valid Texas teaching certificate;
- Have completed a minimum of two years teaching experience;
- A passing score (80% or greater) on the TExES Qualifying Examination.
The application and review process will occur during the final semester of coursework as listed in the student's approved Plan of Study. The review is based on the standards-based Exit Portfolio presentation which serves as a culmination of learning experiences during the Master's of Education (M.Ed or M.A.) degree program.
The Principal Certification Program requires two additional internship courses and culminates with certification as a school principal in the state of Texas. The internship courses are:
- EDAD 5375 School Management Internship I
- EDAD 5376 School Management Internship II.
For more information contact Dr. Teresa Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org
How To Apply
How to Apply for Principal Certification
The Principal Certification Program is available to students who have completed the M.Ed. in Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations as well as to students with a master's degree from another related field.
Principal Certification for Students without M.Ed. in Educational Administration Students who want to pursue principal certification but do not have an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the department must:
- Submit three professional letters of recommendation
- Have a master's degree in a related field prior to applying to the program
- Present a valid Texas teaching certificate
- Have a minimum of two years teaching experience
- Have a passing grade (80 percent or greater) on the TExES Qualifying Examination
An application and review process will be completed prior to admission into the program.
Upon admission, students should contact the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations to schedule an advising appointment with the program director for an initial advising session. This first session will introduce students to departmental courses and the development of a degree/certification plan. Later, students will be oriented to program outcomes, graduate-level expectations and course requirements.
Student advising is a critical component of the department’s graduate-level experience. Faculty advisers will provide students with initial, in-progress, and exit individualized or group advising to help develop the student’s academic abilities, career goals, and educational interests to ensure overall scholastic, personal and professional success.
For advising please make an appointment with Dr. Teresa Cortez at email@example.com
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