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Applying for Administrative Certification

In the state of Texas there are several types of administrative certifications, Probationary Principal, Standard Principal, Probationary Superintendent and Standard Superintendent.


 

Probationary Principal

In order to apply for the probationary principal certificate through Texas State you MUST:
  1. have passed the level one exam with a distinction of outstanding, good or satisfactory;
  2. have completed at least 24 hours of educational leadership coursework;
  3. be enrolled or participating in the supervised internship (EDCL 6387/6388);
  4. have an administrative position; and
  5. have made application through the SBEC website
Additionally, you MUST complete and submit the electronic form below. The information contained in the form must be provided to SBEC (State Board for Educator Certification) by the College of Education certification officer, Ms. Megan Rios, in order for your application process to be completed. Once you have submitted the electronic form to Texas State, you can proceed with the SBEC on-line application process.
 

Standard Principal

In order to apply for the standard principal certificate through Texas State you MUST:
  1. have passed the level one exam with a distinction of outstanding, good or satisfactory;
  2. have completed or been given credit for at least 36 hours of educational leadership coursework;
  3. hold a master’s degree;
  4. have completed or be participating in the second semester of your supervised internship ( EDCL 6388);
  5. have passed the TExES principal examination; and
  6. have made application through the SBEC website

Probationary Superintendent

In order to apply for the probationary superintendent certificate through Texas State you MUST:
  1. have completed at least 3 hours of course work in the superintendent’s certification sequence;
  2. be enrolled or participating in the supervised internship (EDCL 6389);
  3. have a position as a superintendent or as an assistant/associate superintendent in a position that requires the superintendent’s certificate; and
  4. have made application for the certification through the SBEC website 

Standard Superintendent

In order to apply for the standard superintendent’s certificate through Texas State you MUST:
  1. complete the Texas State superintendent’s certification program;
  2. hold a master’s degree and a valid principal’s certificate;
  3. have completed or be participating in the second semester of your supervised internship (EDCL 6389);
  4. have passed the TExES superintendent’s examination; and
  5. have made application for the certificate through the SBEC website