Principal Certification Admission Criteria

The following items/actions are required for admission:

  • Application for Admission Form
  • $100 Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee
  • Hold a valid Texas classroom teaching certificate (TAC Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 241 Rule §241.20)
  • Submit all service records verifying a minimum of two years of creditable teaching experience as a classroom teacher as defined in TAC Title 19, Chapter 153, Subchapter CC and TEC §5.001(2)
  • Official transcripts from institutions granting your bachelor’s and master’s or higher degrees (may submit unofficial advanced degree transcripts if degree is still in progress – see item #2 for details; official transcripts will be required for final certification clearance)
  • Two-page narrative of your professional goals
  • Resume that includes names, titles, addresses, email and phone numbers of three professional references
  • Mentor Information and Commitment Form – name, titles, address and phone numbers (principal)
  • Interview
  • $400 Non-Refundable Deposit Fee - due at admission time

Contact Us:
Phone: 713-696-1348
Email: hcdeacp@hcde-texas.org