What is Principal Certification?
Our state-approved educator preparation program provides a comprehensive, high-quality, learner-centered leadership preparation for aspiring administrators to become effective school leaders. The academy curriculum is fully aligned with the Texas standards, domains and competencies for principal certification, and focuses on the essential skill sets necessary to successfully lead high-performing schools.
To apply for the HCDE Principal Preparation Program, please see our admission criteria.
There are two entry options during the 2020-2021 academic year:
Option 1: September 2020 Cohort
Regular Deadline to Apply: two weeks prior to start date
Program Start Date: September 12, 2020
Option 2: Rolling Entry Cohort between October 2020 and March 2021
Regular Deadline to Apply: ongoing
Program Start Date: Saturday Seminar following formal admission date