UT Tyler Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Online Standard Principal Certification - For Texas Educators Only

Now accepting applications!

The Standard Principal Certification is an online twenty-two (22) hour graduate program. Course work includes a concentration study in public school leadership and administration, and practicums.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Standard Principal certification program, a prospective student must:

  1. Hold a master's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Possess Texas Teacher Certification (any field).
  3. Complete the application for admission to a graduate program.
  4. Submit official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions attended to Graduate Admissions.
  5. Send official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) directly to Graduate Admissions.
  6. Participate in a personal or Skype interview.

International Applicants: If the applicant's bachelor's degree is from a non-US institution, it must be evaluated by a service on this list. Also, a total ibt TOEFL score of 79 with a speaking subsection score of 26 or higher is necessary for admission.

In addition to the requirements listed above, the following elements are used to calculate an admission score for the Master of Education Degree in educational administration program. A student must receive a total of 6 or more points using the following criteria:

GRE Points GPA - Last 60 Undergraduate Hours
287+ V/Q Combined 5 points 3.50+ GPA - 3 points
153+ Verbal 5 points 3.30+ GPA - 2 points
285+ V/Q Combined 4 points 3.00+ GPA - 1 point
284+ V/Q Combined 3 points
146+ Verbal 3 points
283+ V/Q Combined 2 points

International Applicants: If the applicant's bachelor's degree is from a non-US institution, it must be evaluated by a service on this list. Also, a total ibt TOEFL score of 79 with a speaking subsection score of 26 or higher or a verbal GRE score of 146 or higher is necessary for admission.

Course Blocks: All courses are offered every semester

Block Course Title Hours Total
I EDLR 5310
Educational Leadership Theory & Practice
3 6
EDLR 5313 Critical Issues in Educational Leadership 3
III EDLR 5320 Public School Law 3 8
EDLR 3333 Administration of Special Programs 3
EDLR 5271 Practicum in the Principalship II 2
IV EDLR 5330 The Principalship 3 8
EDLR 5337 School Building Operations 3
EDLR 5272 Practicum in the Principalship III 2
22

Principal Certification Only (already have a Master's degree) = 22 hours and includes Blocks I, III, & IV. Block II (not shown) is for Master's degree only.

View the annual rotation of courses for the online principal certification program.

Contact

For Program Information

Dr. Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz
yoliverasortiz@uttyler.edu
903.565.5639

Dr. Wes Hickey
whickey@uttyler.edu
903.565.5669

For Admission Information
Georgia Glazebrook
gglazebrook@uttyler.edu
903.566.7087

Also see Master of Education with Principal Certification

For complaints about this certification educator preparation program, please follow the policy outlined in the Certification Program's Complaint Policy.