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

Posted by: HCDE ECA Staff

Successful completion of the Principal Certification Academy
Passing TExES Principal exam (#268)
Passing PASL (#368)
Completion of AEL and T-TESS Appraiser Training and submission of copies of each certificate
Successful completion of practicum activities and projects over two semesters (minimum of 160 hours total)
Successful completion of at least 200 hours of coursework
Successful completion and presentation of Action Research Project and Portfolio of learning experiences
Copy of Site Supervisor (Mentor) Information and Commitment Form on file
Completion of (3) practicum observations by field supervisor
Submission of official transcripts showing advanced degree conferred (if completed after initial admission date)
Verification of valid Texas classroom teaching certificate
Submission of all service records verifying a minimum of two creditable years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher, as defined in Chapter 153, Subchapter CC, of T.A.C. Title 19, Part 7 (relating to Commissioner’s Rules on Creditable Years of Service) and the Texas Education Code §5.001(2)