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Texas Principal Certification

Advance your career as an instructional leader in the K-12 education setting.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites

Credit Requirements

This program consists of 18 credit hours. That means you only have to complete six courses to prepare for the TExES Principal exam.

You can contact your Regional Education Service Center for more information about TTESS and TPESS Training.

Application Deadlines

Please contact the graduate advisor listed below for current application deadlines.

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Required Courses (3 credit hours each)

  • EDCT 6301: School Culture for Principals
  • EDCT 6302: Instructional Leadership for Principals
  • EDCT 6303: Human Resources Management for Principals
  • EDCT 6304: Executive Supervision for Principals
  • EDG 6341: Role of the Principal
  • EDG 6347: Practicum in School Administration

Total credit hours: 24

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