If you have a Master's Degree, you can get your Principal Certification by taking an additional 21 semester credit hours. You do not need to submit GRE scores.
The Principal Certification Program is designed for principals, assistant principals, administrators of curriculum and instruction, and all school administrators holding a position below that of Superintendent. The certificate requires a minimum of 21 semester credit hours of graduate work. In addition to completing the required coursework, applicants for certification must have a teaching certificate, a Master's degree, 2 years of creditable teaching experience, and pass the Principal TExES certification exam. Students may pursue a graduate degree while simultaneously working toward certification. Those candidates with a Master's degree in another field at the time of admission to the certificate program may pursue a second Master's degree in Educational Administration.
Principal Certification Only Courses
615—Leading Effective Schools (first course to enroll within program)
EdAd 626—Using the Law in Educational Practice
EdAd 619—Designing Curriculum
EdAd 574—Developing Quality Instructional Programs (ILD and PDAS Certification)
EdAd 656—Building Capacity for Effective Learning
EdAd 554—Leading the Learning Community **
EdAd 614—Leading the Learning Community Internship ** ##
** Enroll in
course the second to last term prior to completion of program, along
## EDAD 614 overlaps across the last two 7-week terms of program.
Principal Certification also requires an additional course in Instructional Leadership Development (ILD). This ILD course may be taken from Texas A&M University - Commerce. (EdAd 574) or at a Regional Service Center. If taken at Regional Service Center you must send us a copy of the certificate.