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Online Texas Principal Certification

  • Introduction

    Students who already have a master’s degree can be placed in this plan to complete the requirements for principal certification. Candidates will receive certification after successfully completing the coursework and passing the TExES principal examination.

    For more information, contact the Educator Preparation Information (EPI) Center at or visit the Texas Principal Certification Plan Web page.

  • Certification Plan
    Principal Certification Plan
    15 Credit Hours
    Course Number Course Description Hours
    EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles 3
    EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision 3
    EDG 6341 Role of the Principal 3
    EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management 3
    EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration 3
  • Courses
    • EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration (0-0-3). Designed to provide a field experience in school administration with emphasis on instructional leadership at different grade levels, public relations, personnel administration, and business management. Special seminars on selected topics, cooperatively designed by graduate advisor and public school administration, will be required. Grading will be either pass or fail. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisite: Permission of the program advisor.

    • EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management (3-0). This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills related to public school campus budgets, accountability procedures and human relations issues arising from fiscal decisions.

    • EDG 6341 Role of the Principal (3-0). Designed to acquaint the student with the organization, program, curriculum, plant supervision, and education procedures for the elementary, middle, and senior high school.

    • EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision (3-0). Designed to acquaint students with current literature regarding instructional supervision including such topics as theories of leadership, communication, change, organization, and decision making.

    • EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles (3-0). Explores the field of knowledge of federal, state, and local school laws pertinent to educational administration. Includes a study of ethics and codes of ethics used to facilitate effective decision making.