Schreiner University offers a Principal Certification program that is one semester, online only, with options to start in the Fall or Spring (no summer term available). Due to TEA regulations, Schreiner University is unable to admit students that do not have a Texas teaching certification and/or reside in Texas. DOD schools overseas can be considered. Contact the Admission Office for more information.
There are two ways to become a principal in Texas through the Schreiner 100% Online Program: You can complete the Schreiner University Online Master of Education, and then apply to our Principal Certification program; or if you already hold a master’s degree, you can complete your Principal Certification degree by itself in just one semester. The Principal Certification program consists of 12 hours of coursework plus a 6-hour internship which includes the TEA required 160-hour practicum aligned with principal standards.