The principal preparation certification-only program is an advanced study in professional education. A student must take a total of 18 semester hours for the principal certification and must have previously completed a master’s degree. Each course has a required field-based component. Some of the field-based experiences will be required activities or projects and will be developed by the student and the professor while other experiences will be determined by the student and mentor/supervisor. These practicum activities will occur at the elementary, middle and high school levels on the campus, in the school district, and in the community. Multicultural educational experiences and technology skills will be an integrated part of each course. The student will be required to take and pass the TExES exam prior to enrolling in the practicum course.
To be eligible for this program option, the student must meet the following criteria:
Must have a master’s degree in a related field from an accredited university
The required documents for admission are the same as for the 30-hour Master of Education in educational leadership program.