Principal Program FAQs

  • Who is eligible for consideration for the HCDE Principal Certification Academy program?

  • When can I enroll in the program?

  • What is required to be considered for acceptance into the program?

  • What is the total program cost?

  • What is the application fee?

  • Is there a deposit?

  • When do the fees have to be paid?

  • Can payments be made by credit card?

  • What is included in the total program cost?

  • Is financial aid available?

  • When does the program begin?

  • What is the deadline for submitting required documents to be considered for admissions?

  • Where can I get information about the TExES exam?

  • When can I take the TExES exam and PASL?

  • Do I need an intern/probationary certificate?

  • How do I get an intern/probationary certificate?

  • What if I get a position as an administrator before I finish the program?

  • Is the state exam required prior to becoming an intern or receiving a probationary certificate?

  • Does the HCDE Principal Certification Academy program include AEL and T-TESS Appraiser Training?

  • What must be completed before I can get certification for the standard Texas Principal Certificate?

  • Do I have to live in the state of Texas to participate in the HCDE Principal Certification Academy?

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  • CES works directly with school districts to support educators in Harris County.

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    Center for Educator Success
    A division of the Harris County Department of Education
    6300 Irvington Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77022
    Phone: 713-694-6300
    Email: CES@hcde-texas.org

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