Become Your School's Visionary Leader
With a Principal As Instructional Leader Certification for Candidates Holding a Master's Degree from University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education, you'll be prepared to take on the many tasks of managing a public or private elementary, middle or high school. The principal bears ultimate responsibility for all aspects and operations of the school, including hiring and evaluating teachers, maintaining the safety of students, teachers and all staff, creating strong community relationships, and supervising the coordination of all school activities, state testing and finances.
Achieve Your Principal Standard Certification with T-TESS Certification
In order to fulfill principal certification requirements and earn T-TESS certification, students must successfully complete the 24-25 hours of coursework, have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school and pass the Principal state assessment. This certification route consists of online and face to face courses.
Achieve Your Principal Standard Certification Only Completely Online
In order to fulfill principal certification requirements, students must successfully complete the 24-25 hours of coursework, have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school and pass the Principal state assessment. This certification route does not include T-Tess certification.
UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.
Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.
- Principal As Instructional Leader Certification with T-TESS Certification
- Principal As Instructional Leader Certification Only (Online)
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Former UHCL Students - January 5
Summer 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 18
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 20
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
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The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.
We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.