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Principal Certification


The department of Educational Leadership offers Principal Certification.  The Principal Certification program is intended for students who already hold a conferred master's degree and wish to pursue their Principal Certification.  This certification is not part of the master's or doctoral program. 

It is a 21 semester hour program.

For additional Principal Certification information; please review the department of Educational Leadership webpage: 

Applicants interested in the Principal Certification program must submit 2 applications.  One application is through Apply Texas and the other is with the Educator Certification & Academic Services Department (CECAS). For additional information concerning the CECAS application; please contact their office (903) 886-5182.

Required Documents for Admission

Admission Consideration Requirements for All Students

  • Apply Texas Application
  • Application fee:  $50 domestic student 
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).
  • Conferred master's degree from a regionally accredited university with at least a 3.0 or higher overall GPA.
  • Resume(Vita)
  • Statement of Goals:  1-2 pages, up to 500 words.  
    Address career objectives and how the master's degree
    will help you meet those goals.

  • Teaching Service Record with a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience
  • Proof of a current valid Texas Teacher Certificate

Application Packet Submission Deadline:

Domestic student applications are accepted throughout the year.

Please apply through Apply Texas and CECAS and submit all required documents no later than 45 days before to the first class day.  

Financial aid is not available for Principal Certification.