Principal Program Admissions Criteria

The following items/actions are required for admission:

  1.     Application for Admission Form
  2.     $100 Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee
  3.     Hold a valid Texas classroom teaching certificate (TAC Title 19, Part 7, Chapter 241 Rule §241.20)
  4.     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)
  5.     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; official transcripts will be required for final certification clearance)
    1. If degree is from another country
      •  TOEFL Internet Based Test (minimum scores of 24 in speaking; 22 in listening and reading; and 21 in writing)
      •  Candidates who complete an additional bachelor's degree or higher in U.S. are exempt from TOEFL requirement
    2.  An overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework
      • a special consideration may be granted to overall/last 60 hours GPA in the 2.50 to 2.74 range with the director's approval  
  6.     Two-page narrative of your professional goals
  7.     Resume that includes names, titles, addresses, email and phone numbers of three professional references
  8.     Site Supervisor (Mentor) Information and Commitment Form – name, titles, address and phone numbers (principal)
  9.     Interview/In-basket Activity - virtual format during COVID-19
  10.     $400 Non-Refundable Deposit Fee - due at admission time

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