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    Jun 25, 2024  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Probationary Principal Certification

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Routes to Certification for Graduate Students

Advanced or Supplemental Certification Without an Advanced Degree

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.

Probationary Certificates

Probationary certificates for school administrators are available for the following positions: assistant principal, principal and superintendent. Each probationary certificate is for one year and may be renewed one time. Candidates must pass a required criminal background check.

Probationary Principal

  • Master’s degree.
  • Current Texas teacher certificate.
  • Two years of creditable classroom teaching experience.

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