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Texas Principal Certification Plan

Students who already have a master’s degree can enter this plan to complete the requirements for Texas School Principal Certification.

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.

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

For more information, contact the Graduate Advisor at or call 325-942-2209.

State (Texas Education Agency) and nationally (NCATE) accredited.

  • 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 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.

Admission Requirements

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

Certification Requirements

  • Valid teacher certification.
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Complete a semester practicum in a Texas public or accredited private school.
  • Pass the TExES principal exam.

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

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