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    May 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration certification, Principal as Instructional Leader

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Routes to certification for graduate students

Advanced or supplemental certification

These certificates are available as additional content areas for those who hold a valid Teacher Certificate. Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to being recommended for the certificate.

  1. Completion of all courses including field experience if one is required (student teaching/practicum/mentorship). See individual plans for details.
  2. Passing scores on the appropriate TExES examination.
  3. Making application, fulfilling all state requirements, and paying fees to SBEC for the advanced or supplemental certification.

Program specific requirements

Candidates must meet the program requirements for the specific advanced or supplemental certification option selected. Students may later use up to 12 graduate semester credit hours taken while in non-degree, certification-only status toward a graduate degree. Acceptance of the hours requires program approval. Students must consult with a faculty program coordinator prior to enrolling in classes.

Administration certification, principal as instructional leader

  • A master’s degree.
  • Current Texas teacher certificate.
  • Two or more years of creditable classroom teaching experience completed before new certification application is made to apply for Texas Principal Certification.

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