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SHSU’s Principal Certification

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Principal Certification program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Apply to the Principal Preparation Program if seeking Texas Principal certification (Instructions)
  4. Pay the $55 Texas Education Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs Fee (paid to the TEA as required by TAC 229.9.7) if seeking Texas Principal certification
  5. Official Transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution with a GPO of 3.0 or higher and official transcript from the master degree granting institution with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  6. Copy of Teacher Service Record from your school district's Human Resource Department with 2 years of certified teaching experience preferred; however, we will consider applicants with 1 year of certified teaching experience. (Applicant must be working at a Texas Education Agency accredited school.)
  7. Copy of valid Teacher Certificate
  8. Two Reference Forms, one from your school principal and one from an assistant principal
  9. Professional Statement
  10. Current resume

NOTE: Applicants selected after the initial screening will be required to complete a video interview and will be required to submit the admission requirements, excluding the reference forms to Tk20 to be considered for official admission to the Principal Certification program as per the Texas Education Agency. Therefore, it is important to keep a copy of the admission requirements.

Preferred Application Deadlines:
Fall - June 15
Spring - Oct 15
Summer - March 15

Final Application Deadlines:
Fall - July 15
Spring - Nov 15
Summer - April 15

Academic Advisor

Graduate Education Support

Office of Graduate Admissions

(Applicants and Prospective Students)


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