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Probationary Principal Certification

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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Admission Requirements

Eager to make your dreams come true by studying at UHCL? Make sure you have what it takes to begin your journey to success.

Degree Requirements

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.

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Cost Information

Get schooled on the projected costs for tuition, books, supplies and more for your education degree from UHCL.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 5
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New 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
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    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.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

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.

Probationary Principal Certification Faculty

Antonio Corrales
Antonio Corrales

Antonio Corrales

Doctoral Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 409-392-8186
Office: Bayou Suite 1111

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John Decman
John Decman

John Decman

Educational Management Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3548
Office: Bayou Suite 1125

Faculty Bio

Felix Simieou
Felix Simieou

Felix Simieou III

Interim Associate Dean, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership,

Contact number: 281-283-3620
Office: Bayou Suite 1231

Faculty Bio