Begin Your Path Toward a Role as School Principal
Your Probationary Principal Certificate from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education will help you qualify for a position as a school principal prior to completing your Standard Principal Certification. According to TEA requirements, you must be enrolled in a Practicum course and be supervised by a university supervisor.
Guidelines for Probationary Principal Certificate Holders
A one-year Probationary Principal certificate is available to candidates who hold
principal or assistant principal positions and meet the requirements of the University
of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) College of Education. The Probationary Principal certificate
may be renewed annually for a maximum of two years. For information concerning the
requirements to obtain and/or renew the Probationary certificate, visit with the UHCL
College of Education Office of Educator Certification.
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Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.
Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements
for your preferred major.
Educate yourself on the necessary course work at University of Houston-Clear Lake. We want you to succeed in the College of Education, so review the degree requirements for your preferred major.
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
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.