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Principal Certification

Students, who have a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, will take the following required courses for the Principal Credential.

EDUL 6390 Pre-Practicum
EDUL 6391 Practicum

Beginning January 1, 2008, students who have a Master’s Degree in another area will take the following required courses for the Principal Credential.

EDUL 6330   ** Principles of Public School Leadership
EDUL 6331   ** Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
EDUL 6332   ** Instructional Support Programs and the Law
EDUL 6338   ** The School Principalship
EDUL 6393   ** Administration of School Staff Personnel
EDUL 6390   Pre-Practicum
EDUL 6391   Practicum
**Core Courses

Review the M.Ed. in Educational Administration Program Handbook for detailed information.

The students will receive information regarding registration for the TExES and application for certification while enrolled in the internship.

Summer Program
The Department offers an Accelerated Program for the Principal Credential in the Summer. The required five courses listed above (EDUL 6330, 6331, 6332, 6338, 6393) are offered as five one-week courses during the month of July. The courses are vigorous and very intensive. The practicum is taken in two semesters: Fall semester- EDUL 6390 Pre- practicum and Spring semester- EDUL 6391 Practicum. Students wishing to apply to this summer accelerated program must also submit a letter from a supervisor/principal, noting that the student is an applicant for the accelerated program and has potential for success in the intensive summer program.

Note: The Department of Educational Leadership does not follow the same summer schedule as the University. Typically Summer I begins on or about June 1 and ends on or about June 30. Summer II begins on or about July 1 and ends on or about July 31. Check with Department on dates for next summer.

Program Director:
Dr. Maria Roberts
Program Director
(956) 665-7416


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