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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate


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The Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate plan consists of 24-25 hours of graduate coursework. Candidates for this certificate must complete the Administration Core (18 hours) and the Capstone Experience/Graduate Practicum (6 hours). Students will be eligible to register for the first semester of graduate practicum (ADSU 6638 ) after they have successfully completed at least 12 hours of the certification plan (including ADSU 6030  , ADSU 6132 , ADSU 6233 , and ADSU 6533 ) and earn a passing score on the 268 Principal TExES. During the first semester of the Graduate Practicum, students will be guided through the Performance Assessment of School Leaders (PASL/368) examination to meet the requirements for enrollment in the second semester of Graduate Practicum, ADSU 6739 . Graduate Practicum is offered only in fall and spring semesters. For admission to ADSU 6638 , a practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester for approval.

In order to fulfill Principal certification requirements, students must successfully complete the 24-25 hours of coursework, have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school, and pass the Principal state assessment and PASL.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Information ) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the Principal Certification program. Each applicant must:

  • Have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours
  • Provide proof of a valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Provide a letter of support from a school building administrator

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Certificate Requirements


Other Required Course (1 hour)


Additional Information


Successful completion is required prior to enrollment in ADSU 6638  . Candidates passing the 268 Principal state assessment prior to enrolling in ADSU 5010  will have this course waived.

Capstone Experience


(6 hours over two semesters)

Additional Information


Practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester in order to enroll in ADSU 6638  . Students will be eligible to register for ADSU 6638   after they have completed at least 12 hours of the certificate and either earn a passing score on the 268 Principal state assessment or successfully complete ADSU 5010 .

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate Online Option


The Principal as Instructional Leader Online Certificate plan consists of 24-25 hours of graduate coursework. Candidates for this certificate must complete the Administration Core (18 hours) and the Capstone Experience/Graduate Practicum (6 hours). Students will be eligible to register for the first semester of graduate practicum (ADSU 6638) after they have successfully completed at least 12 hours of the certification plan (including ADSU 6132 , ADSU 6233 , ADSU 6333 , and ADSU 6432 ) and earn a passing score on the 268 Principal TExES. During the first semester of the Graduate Practicum, students will be guided through the Performance Assessment of School Leaders (PASL/368) examination to meet the requirements for enrollment in the second semester of Graduate Practicum, ADSU 6739 . Graduate Practicum is offered only in fall and spring semesters. For admission to ADSU 6638 , a practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester for approval. 

In order to fulfill Principal as Instructional Leader certification requirements, students must successfully complete 24-25 hours of coursework, have a valid Texas teaching certificate, two years of successful full-time classroom teaching in an approved accredited school, and pass the Principal state assessment and PASL.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Information ) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the Principal Certification program.

Each applicant must:

  • Have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours
  • Provide proof of a valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Provide a letter of support from a school building administrator.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Administration Core (18 hours)


Other Required Course (1 hour)


Additional Information


Successful completion is required prior to enrollment in ADSU 6638 . Candidates passing the 268 Principal state assessment prior to enrolling in ADSU 5010  will have this course waived.

Capstone Experience


(6 hours over two semesters)

Additional Information


Practicum application form must be completed and submitted by June 8 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester in order to enroll in ADSU 6638  . Students will be eligible to register for ADSU 6638   after they have completed at least 12 hours of the certificate and either earn a passing score on the 268 Principal state assessment or successfully complete ADSU 5010  .

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.

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