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Master's and Principal Certification Course Sequence 

Principal Certification Program Pathways

Student does not have a master’s degree.

 

 

 

30 hours, 10 courses plus continuous practicum lab

Student has a master’s degree in education or a related field and wishes to earn a second master’s degree.

 

30 hours, 10 courses plus continuous practicum lab

Student has a master’s degree in education or a related field and wishes to seek principal certification-only.

 

18 hours, 6 courses plus continuous practicum lab

Education Leadership Courses

  • ED 520 Research Literature and Techniques (Spring and Fall Semesters)
  • EDLD 510 Curriculum Studies
  • EDLD 574 Ethics, Equity, and Diversity
  • EDLD 597 Special Topics

 

Principal Certification Courses

EDLD 531 Instructional Leadership* (3 Hours) – Summer Semester

EDLD 570 Texas School Law (3 Hours) – Summer Semester

EDLD 567 Supervision of Instruction* (3 Hours) – Fall Semester

EDLD 580 Data Analysis for Instructional Leadership (3 Hours) – Fall Semester

EDLD 525 Executive Leadership* (3 Hours) – Spring Semester

EDLD 540 Campus Strategic Operations (3 Hours) – Spring Semester

** Principal Practicum Lab (each semester of enrollment)

*EDLD 531 Instructional Leadership, EDLD 525 Executive Leadership, and EDLD 567 Supervision of Instruction must be completed through Texas A&M University-Texarkana as part of the Principal Certification core courses. No course substitution will be accepted. The courses may not be taken in the same semester.

 

**Principal Practicum Lab will be ongoing throughout the program. The course is zero-credit and does not have a tuition cost.

 

Students will submit their PASL assessment to the state during the spring or fall of the final semester of the program. The test is currently unavailable during the summer; students completing coursework in the summer must participate in the Practicum Lab during the fall semester to complete test preparations and to submit the assessment.

Program Pathways

Students may begin the program in any semester. The program pathway is outlined below according to semester start date.

Student has an accepted master’s degree and is seeking certification-only.

Summer Entry

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

Summer

  • EDLD 531*
  • EDLD 570
  • Practicum Lab

 

 

Fall

  • EDLD 567*
  • EDLD 580
  • Practicum Lab

Fall

  • EDLD 567*
  • EDLD 580
  • Practicum Lab

 

Spring

  • EDLD 525*
  • EDLD 540
  • Practicum Lab
  • Submit PASL
  • TExES 268

Spring

  • EDLD 525 *
  • EDLD 540
  • Practicum Lab

Spring

  • EDLD 525 *
  • EDLD 540
  • Practicum Lab

 

Summer

  • EDLD 531*
  • EDLD 570
  • Practicum Lab

Summer

  • EDLD 531*
  • EDLD 570
  • Practicum Lab

 

Fall

  • Practicum Lab
  • Submit PASL
  • TExES 268

Fall

  • EDLD 567*
  • EDLD 580
  • Practicum Lab
  • Submit PASL
  • TExES 268

Student is working toward a Master of Education in Education Leadership with principal certification.

Summer Entry

Fall Entry

Spring Entry

Summer

  • EDLD 531*
  • EDLD 570
  • Practicum Lab

 

 

Fall

  • EDLD 567*
  • EDLD 580
  • Practicum Lab

Fall

  • EDLD 567*
  • EDLD 580
  • Practicum Lab

 

Spring

  • EDLD 525*
  • EDLD 540
  • Practicum Lab

Spring

  • EDLD 525*
  • EDLD 540
  • Practicum Lab

Spring

  • EDLD 525*
  • EDLD 540
  • Practicum Lab

Summer

  • EDLD 510
  • EDLD 574
  • Practicum Lab

Summer

  • EDLD 531*
  • EDLD 570
  • Practicum Lab

Summer

  • EDLD 531*
  • EDLD 570
  • Practicum Lab

Fall

  • ED 520
  • EDLD 597
  • Practicum Lab
  • Submit PASL
  • TExES 268

Fall

  • ED 520
  • EDLD 597
  • Practicum Lab

Fall

  • EDLD 567*
  • EDLD 580
  • Practicum Lab

 

Spring

  • EDLD 510
  • EDLD 574
  • Practicum Lab
  • Submit PASL
  • TExES 268

Spring

  • ED 520
  • EDLD 597
  • Practicum Lab
  • Submit PASL
  • TExES 268

 

 

Summer

  • EDLD 510
  • EDLD 574
  • Practicum Lab

 

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