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The purpose of the Educational Leadership - Principal Certification Concentration at Texas State University is to prepare leaders for the schools of Texas. 

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The Educational Leadership - Principal Certification Concentration  at Texas State University  offers graduate work leading to the master’s degree in educational leadership and certification as a principal (for students who already hold a master’s degree) or superintendent (for students with a master’s degree and a principal certificate).

Key facts:

Questions about admission to the educational leadership program may be directed to the coordinator of the educational leadership program.The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. 

The student may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program, based on information recorded in the criminal history. Student's with criminal history may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Self: Developing a Personal Vision of Leadership.
  • Shaping Organizations and Using Inquiry: Management and Leadership.
  • Understanding People: Professional Development.
  • Understanding Environments: Social, Political, Economic, Legal, and Technological.

  • Campus Leadership and School Law.

  • Problems in Administration.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $35 Texas Education Agency technology fee (if offered admission) 
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • GRE not required
  • copy of official teaching certificate documenting initial teaching certification
  • copy of official teaching record documenting at least one year of teaching experience

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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