University of Texas System

UT Online Consortium (UTOC)

Principal Certification



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Principal Certification

Format: Online

Program Description:

Advanced candidates with a master’s degree in fields related to education will be required to complete 21 additional credits. In addition to completing course requirements, candidates for certification as a Principal must earn a passing score on the Texas Principal Certification Exam and must have at least two years of creditable classroom teaching experience.


All courses are offered by UT Permian Basin.

Principal Certification (21 credits)

  • EDLD 6361 School Law
  • EDLD 6363 Administration of Special Programs
  • EDLD 6367 Theories of Educational Leadership
  • EDLD 6368 Principalship
  • EDLD 6370 Instructional Leadership Development (ILD)
  • EDLD 6392 Practicum: Leadership (Prerequisite permission of the instructor)
  • EDLD 6360 School Finance or EDLD 6365 School Public Relations
  • EDLD 6369 School Human Resources Management



UT Permian Basin

Dr. Jessica Garrett-Staib
Chair, Education Leadership and Counseling
(432) 552-2169
[email protected]

Certificate Awarded: Principal Certification



The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The UT Permian Basin School of Education certification programs are fully accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 21

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $242 in-state; $318 out-of-state USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Large City

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