Become Your School’s Visionary Leader
With a Principal EC-12 Certification 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
In order to fulfill principal certification requirements, students must successfully
complete the 21 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.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 4
Final* and Session Start - January 16
New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final* and Session Start - August 27
*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.
- International Deadlines
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
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
Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester
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Houston, TX 77083
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Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.
We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.