Principal Certification

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.

    Our mission is to provide aspiring educational leaders a route to certification and advancement through the use of rigorous standards for selection, preparation, and coaching.


    2021-2022 Principal Program Admissions Timeline

    • Regular Application Opens: July 1, 2021
    • Regular Deadline to Apply: August 31, 2021
    • Saturday Seminars Start: September 25, 2021

    2022-2023 Admissions Information coming Spring 2022!


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Contact Us

  • Center for Educator Success
    A division of the Harris County Department of Education
    6300 Irvington Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77022
    Phone: 713-694-6300