Principal Certification Only

Contact: Dr. Scarlet Clouse (432) 837-8013    Program Coordinator

Students who possess a Masters degree in Education from an accredited institution who only seek certification as a principal must complete these requirements:

1. Have a Master of Education degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent degree approved by the Graduate Advisor

2. Hold a valid Texas teaching certificate or equivalent

3. Consult with Graduate Advisor and file a certification plan

4. Attend an approved review course for the TExES Principal Examination

5. Pass the TExES Principal Examination

6. Apply for certification and pay appropriate state fees

7. Serve for at least two years in a Texas Education Agency accredited School

8. Complete a prescribed thirty (30) sch hours of course work as shown below:


ED 5302 The Principalship

ED 5319 School Law

ED 5330 Introduction to School Administration

ED 5336 Leadership and Evaluation of Instruction (ILD)

ED 5338 Professional Development Appraisal System (PDAS)

ED 6304 Organization & Theory in Administration

ED 6315 Design and Implementation of the Instructional Program

ED 6320 School Support Services

ED 7304 Leadership in Administration

ED 7309 State and Federal Programs in Public Schools

ED 7313 Administration Internship

With approval of the Graduate Advisor, graduate courses taken at Sul Ross State University may be applied to the Principal Certification program. With the approval of the Graduate Advisor, a maximum of twelve (12) hours of equivalent course work may be substituted or transferred from an accredited institution.