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Education to become a principal - Principal Certification Schreiner University

How can you compete as a professional educator in a difficult economy?   At a time when educators face rigorous competition for leadership positions in the teaching and administrative field, Schreiner University Teacher Education offers a new SACSCOC approved 100% online Principal Certification Program. Be prepared to advance in education by completing your principal certification in one semester!

The required 9 hours of course work are presented in an interactive and innovative online format followed by a six hour one-on-one internship.

All intern responsibilities are completed under the mentorship of your current school administrator

University support and assistance is provided through continuous contact with your university supervisor who will make several visits to your campus to evaluate and discuss your internship

ILD (Instructional Leadership Development) will be included in online sessions and the PDAS (Professional Development Appraisal System) will be offered on a series of Saturday training sessions convenient to busy educators. There will be no additional charge for this training.

EDUC 6301 School Law
EDUC 6312 School Business Administration
EDUC 6303 Human Resources and Educational Finance 
EDUC 6604 Administrator Internship

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Admission Requirements
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Valid teaching certificate with a minimum of two years teaching experience
• Evaluation of master’s degree course work
• Recommendation from a current supervisor and at least two other professionals
• Program application
(contact LaVonne Miller at or call
830- 792-7455)
• Formal interview

• The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
• Texas Education Agency (TEA)
• State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)


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"As a mother of four, wife and secondary teacher, I have many demands on my time. I really wanted a graduate program that would allow me to meet all those demands and still be a quality education. Schreiner’s graduate program does just that. It is helping me to be a better teacher and one day soon, a successful administrator. When I first found out that the program was cohort based I wasn’t certain I was going to like it. I can say with utmost honesty that being able to bounce ideas off other educators and fully discuss the processes that are introduced has been a blessing. With the help of the cohort, I not only get my thoughts and ideas clarified but also have the opportunity to see how others are approaching critical topics also have had many opportunities to experience top tier seminars such as the ASCD conference and will be presenting our work at the CSOTTE conference. How many online graduate programs can offer the opportunity to collaborate and present at conferences? Schreiner’s Master of Education program is an exciting opportunity that is helping me broaden my career choices and is an invaluable stepping stone for great things to come.” – Kyla West

Woman's face“If you are passionate about education and are looking for a high quality Master of Education or Principal Certification program that will prepare you to meet the demands and challenges of teaching in the 21st century, I highly recommend Schreiner University. The online graduate program at Schreiner University offers classes that allows a busy wife, mother, and teacher like me the flexibility to complete schoolwork at home in the evenings at my convenience. My professors are dedicated professionals, committed to providing me with a high quality education. I look forward to the once a month Saturday classes on campus that give me the opportunity to collaborate personally with my professors and my cohort. Schreiner University has exceeded my expectations and has helped me reach my educational goals.” – Patricia Rivera, Fredericksburg Elementary

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Schreiner University Department of Education
ph:  830-792-7455
Caroline Randall
Director of Graduate Admissions
ph:  830-792-7224