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Texas Principal Certification Plan

Individuals with an appropriate master’s degree from an accredited institution may seek principal certification only. All work on this certificate must be completed through Angelo State University.

The Texas Principal Certificate plan will list the courses students need to complete the certification purposes. Students will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES Principal examination. For more information, contact the Graduate Advisor at or call 325-942-2209.

All courses offered in the program are delivered through an online format for the convenience of the student.

Certification Requirements

Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
Courses Hours
EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles
EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
EDG 6341 Role of the Principal 3
EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management 3
EDG 6399 Professional Practice (Practicum) 3
Total SCH for Texas Principal Certification 15

*To be recommended for certification after completion of the required coursework, the applicant must hold a Texas teaching certificate, an ILD certificate, a PDAS 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 ILD and PDAS certifications.

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Certification Requirements

  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification.
  • *2 years of teaching experience in a TEA accredited school.
  • Pass the TExES principal exam.

*Not required for admission in to the program, however, the teaching experience is required to be recommended for the certification after completion of the program.

How to Apply

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*When applying for the Principal Certification plan, please use the “5X8 ND Additional Cert” application.

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Daniel O. Martinez, M.Ed.

Graduate Programs Advisor

(325) 942-2209