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Educational Leadership — Principal Certification

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Bergeron Harris
bh26@txstate.edu
​512.245.7481
ASBS, Room 306
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Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
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This certification program requires 24 hours to complete.


Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall No Admission No Admission
Spring No Admission No Admission
Summer I May 1 March 15
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Professional Certification Exam
You will be eligible to take the Texas Education Agency principal certificate exam upon successful completion of program requirements.

Texas State Round Rock Campus
This program can be completed in Round Rock, though taking courses in both San Marcos and Round Rock will result in quicker degree completion.

Financial Aid
This program does not qualify for financial aid.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $10 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)
  • $55 nonrefundable Texas Education Agency technology fee (if offered admission)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA on your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work

  If you do not have a master's degree but wish to apply for the principal certification, we encourage you to review the Educational Leadership master's + professional certification program.

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • copy of official teaching certificate documenting initial teaching certification

  • copy of official teaching record documenting at least one year's teaching experience

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload (GADU) tool to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your NetID.


TOEFL Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores with minimum individual scores of
    • 22 listening
    • 22 reading
    • 24 speaking
    • 21 writing

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.