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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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Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.


Degree Requirements

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 Certificate


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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
  • Fall

    Final - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Fall Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - February 4

  • Spring

    Final - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Spring Deadline - Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering Final - August 1

  • Summer*

    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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058

Phone: (281) 283-7600

UHCL Online

UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.

About UHCL Online

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

UH-Clear Lake at Pearland

1200 Pearland Pkwy
Pearland, Texas 77581
Phone: 281-212-1700

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.

About UHCL at Pearland

Alief ISD

Alief ISD

7555 Howell Sugar Land Road
Houston, TX 77083
Phone: 281-212-1611

Take your educational leadership potential to the next level with a certificate or graduate degree from our cohort program at Alief Taylor High School.

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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.


Principal As Instructional Leader Certification for Candidates Holding a Master's Degree Faculty

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3588
Email: corrales@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Antonio Corrales Faculty Bio

Thomas Cothern
Thomas Cothern

Thomas Cothern

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3517
Email: cothern@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Thomas Cothern Faculty Bio

John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Program Coordinator and Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Email: decman@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

John Decman Faculty Bio

Jennifer Grace
Jennifer Grace

Jennifer Grace

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3521
Email: grace@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Jennifer Grace Faculty Bio

Chuck Lang

Chuck Lang

Visiting Lecturer of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3633
Email: langar@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

Chuck Lang Faculty Bio

Felix Simiou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3620
Email: simieou@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1231

Felix Simieou III Faculty Bio