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Principal Certification

  • Hold a valid Texas teacher certificate
  • Complete Master's Degree - fulfilled by SoEHD's Master of Education in Administration and Supervision with a specialization in Educational Leadership (see course plan below)
  • A minimum of two years of teaching experience in an accredited school
  • Admission to graduate study within the School of Education and Human Development (must precede the completion of applicable course work)
  • Completion of an approved administrative practicum experience
  • Completion of required course work designed to develop administrative competencies and comply with SBEC Learner Centered Proficiencies for the Principalship
  • Pass the TExES # 068

Educational Leadership - Master's Degree Plan
Core (6 semester hours from the following)
  • CUIN 6321 Principles of Curriculum Development
  • CUIN 6322 Principles of Curriculum Organization
  • CUIN 6332 Education in a Multicultural Society
  • CUIN 6360 Foundations of Literacy Learning
  • FEDU 6321 Foundations of Educational Research
  • FEDU 6322 Foundations of Educational Measurement
  • FEDU 6331 Human Growth and Development
  • FEDU 6333 Principles of Human Learning
  • SPED 6321 Introduction to Special Education
  • ELAS 6310 Theoretical Foundations and Functions of Educational Administration
  • ELAS 6315 Principles of Instructional Supervision
  • ELAS 6316 Instructional Leadership
  • ELAS 6317 Managing Change for Diversity
  • ELAS 6331 Educational Law
  • ELAS 6335 School Evaluation
  • ELAS 6336 School Business Management
  • ELAS 6337 Functions of Mid-Management Administration
  • ELAS 6304 and ELAS 6305 Practicum in Educational Leadership



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