Principal Certification
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Schreiner University’s Principal Certification program is 100% online and can be completed in one of two ways. The first is by completing Schreiner University’s Master of Education program and then proceeding to the Principal Certification program. The second is for students who already hold a masters in an education field. This program is an 18 hour program and includes the TEA required 160 hour practicum aligned with principal standards.

  • Application
  • Application fee of $25
    • This can be paid online, over the phone, or by check.
  • Official final college transcripts
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certificate
  • Verified 2 years of teaching experience in an accredited Pre K-12 school
  • Interview with the Director of Graduate Education

Been Accepted? Here are your next steps…

  • Complete your FAFSA or TAFSA
  • Complete your commitment form on Schreiner One
  • If you are choosing to utilize financial aid, complete your financial aid on Schreiner One
  • Set up a payment arrangement for and remaining balance
What is the GPA requirement to get in?

Direct admission requires a 3.5 GPA. If you do not meet this requirement, you could qualify for provisional admission.

How much does the program cost?

The Principal Certification program does not qualify for the Schreiner Premier rates and costs $10,278.

What are the start dates that are offered?

The Schreiner University Principal Certification program has 2 start dates: Fall (August) and Spring (January).

I lost my Schreiner One login. How do I get in?

Email – We can resend your information to the email we have on file.

What is Schreiner One?

Schreiner One is the admission portal used for all admitted and current students. Once you are accepted, you will receive an email (to the email address you applied with) from with your login credentials. Be sure to check your spam folder if you do not receive it right away. You will complete next steps for enrollment (such as housing, orientation, and health forms) as well as pay your deposit through the portal.

How soon will I know if I am admitted?

Schreiner University is a rolling admission institution. You can expect to hear information about the status of your application within 3-4 business days after all items have been received. You should receive notification via phone, email, and a letter in the mail. You will receive an email from with your login information to the student portal, Schreiner One, within 24 hours after being accepted.

How can I confirm my items have been received?

You will receive an email with an application tracker that will show you what has and has not been received.

If you applied online, you can log back into the application dashboard to see your list of items submitted and missing.

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