Educational Administration, Principal Certification Only

Principal Certification Only

Successful completion of the Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree and passing the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) promotes students to be recommended for the State of Texas Principalship or Superintendency Certification. 

Candidates seeking only Principal Certification must earn a minimum of 24 semester credit hours as follows:

EDAD 5341School Administration3
EDAD 5301Behav and Org Found of Educ3
EDAD 5315Admin of Various Specl Progrm3
EDAD 5383Public School Law3
EDAD 5313Sch Admin Public Sch Fin3
EDAD 5302Elem and Secondary Curricula3
EDAD 5345Internship in Sch Admin3
EDAD 5344Supervision3
Total Credits24

Texas Principal Certificate Requirements

  • Successfully complete a principalship preparation program;
  • Pass the principal certification exam (TExES-268 and PASL exams );
  • Hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; and
  • Document two years of classroom teaching experience in an accredited school.
  • Hold a valid teaching certification in the State of Texas (TAC §241.15).