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Becoming a Principal or Superintendent in Texas

Principal

To become a principal, it is necessary to enroll in an Approved Educator Preparation Program. Contact the approved program of your choice to find out the specific requirements for that program.

To be eligible to receive the Standard Principal Certificate, you must: 

Superintendent

To become a superintendent, it is necessary to enroll in an Approved Educator Preparation Program. Contact the approved program of your choice to find out the specific requirements for that program.

To be eligible to receive the Standard Superintendent Certificate, you must: 

  • must hold, at a minimum, a master's degree from an institution of higher education that is accredited by an accrediting agency, as recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (outside source); 
  • hold, at a minimum, a principal certificate or the equivalent issued under this title or by another state or country;
  • successfully complete an approved superintendent educator preparation program and be recommended for certification by that program; 
  • satisfactorily complete an exam based on the Standards Required for the Superintendent Certificate.

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