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Texas Principal Certification

Our Educational Leadership program is available to distance students through web-based classes and blended classes with a video-conferencing component.  Students may begin the program in any semester; 36 hours are required for the master’s degree.  A capstone project will allow you to practice the process of impacting student learning.  The program will prepare candidates to take the state principal certification exam.  Two years of classroom teaching experience will be required to be eligible for principal certification.

For the Principal Certification Only program, the candidate must have a master’s in another field of study. The program coordinator or college dean will create an individualized degree plan based on courses taken and needed.

Courses required for Texas Principal Certification

Core Courses

  • EDLE 5603 Intro to Leadership
  • EDLE 5623 School Law and Personnel
  • EDLE 5673 Leadership in School Change
  • EDLE 5593 Leadership and Communication Processes
  • EDLE 5643 School Business Management
  • EDLE 5693 Internship in Ed Leadership

General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Must complete two years of teaching before certified as a principal
  • Online Access

How to Apply

  • Apply or reapply to the Billie Doris McAda Graduate School at Midwestern State University. 
  • Provide official transcripts (if other than MSU) to the admissions office. This is required before admission can proceed.
  • For further information, contact Kym Acuna at (940) 397-6220.