Principal As Instructional Leader

Certification Program


Schreiner Student Online

Advance your career with our online Principal Certification program, designed for educational leaders who need a professional certification for an administrative position. With our individualized attention and courses structured for working adults.

Program includes free practice exams and provides a course for Principal as Instructional Leader state testing preparation and PASL ( Performance Assessment of School Leaders)

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100% online
1 Semester of Coursework
1 Semester of Practicum
18 credit hours
2 Start Dates
Includes intensive coaching
for 268 and PASL assessment’s
$8,000 Tuition with premier scholarship
Accredited by SACS
Accredited by TEA
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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.

  • Completed application
  • Successful completion of a Master’s Degree with a 3.5 GPA
  • Texas-certified teacher with TEA ID
  • Interview with Director of Education
  • All official transcripts sent to:

Schreiner University
CMB 6228
2100 Memorial Blvd
Kerrville, TX 78028

1st semester EDUC 6303: Public School Policy & Administration Procedures
EDUC 6312: Educational Leadership for School Effectiveness &
Learning Performance
EDUC 6301: School Law
EDUC 6305: Instructional Leadership
2nd semester EDUC 6304: The Principalship and Practicum
EDUC 6310: Principal Certification Test Preparation
  • $8,000 Schreiner Premier Scholarship for employees of partnering organizations. Premier Tuition is $8,000
    | Non-Partner Tuition is $10,278
  • Master of Education Tuition and Fees per semester
    • Principal Graduate Certification Program (per hour)….$571
    • MED Program (per hour)….$517
    • Technology Fee
      • Full-Time….$200
      • Part-time….$110
  • Graduate programs are eligible federal financial aid according to their guidelines
    • Federal Direct Student Loans up to $20,500 annually
  • What if I don’t meet the admission criteria?
    • Students with below a 3.5 GPA for their Master’s degree may still be reviewed by the Director of Education and may be considered due to work history .
  • Do I have to go full time?
    • Yes, this program is only offered as a full-time program. The coursework is completed in one semester and the practicum and test prep is completed in another semester.
  • Can I walk in a graduation ceremony?
    • Yes, even though the program is 100% online and you are not required to, students may choose to walk in the graduation ceremony following their completion of the degree. We host graduate ceremonies in May and December of each year. Regalia is available for graduate students.

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