The Principal Certificate may be obtained beyond the master’s degree upon completion of additional course work of 24 semester hours selected with the adviser’s approval. The Principal Certificate also requires that the student obtain a passing score on the TExES examination for Principals, hold a Texas teaching certificate, and a minimum of two years of teaching experience.
The Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi also fulfills the TEA course requirements for the Principal’s Certificate.
For students with a prior Master’s Degree in Education who are seeking SBEC Certification as a Principal, the following conditions will apply:
The department advisor will review the previous master’s degree coursework, practical work experience, and academic history of the student, and then prescribe 24 hours of coursework from the current list of required courses for the EDAD master’s degree.
Courses that must be included in the 24 hours of EDAD coursework are: