Principal As Instructional Leader Certification for Candidates Holding a Master's Degree
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.
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Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate
Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.
The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL 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. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Final - April 1
Document Deadline - April 15
Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
Final - October 1
Document Deadline - October 15
Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1
Final - March 1
Document Deadline - March 15
Early Summer Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4
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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Houston, TX 77058
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Houston, TX 77058
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Pearland, Texas 77581
Since 2010, University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has proudly served as an upper-level institution serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students in fields like business and behavioral science.
7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
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Accreditations and Distinctions
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.