Preparation Program for Principal Certification

On November 5-6, 2020, Lamar University will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of Lamar University's School Counselor and Principal Programs. All comments must be submitted by October 8, 2020 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment

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Program Description

You may apply for the Professional Preparation Program for Principal Certification if you hold a regionally-accredited master’s degree in any field.  The program allows educators to continue their professional development in school leadership and administration.

You must also hold a teaching certificate and two years of practical teaching experience. As necessary, LU Admissions staff will initiate waivers of any experience or certification requirements in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure. Those applicants who intend to certify in Texas must have a Texas teaching certificate.

You are required to complete 18 hours of coursework as outlined in the degree plan, after which we will issue you a certificate of completion.


Tuition and Fees*

Spring 2022

eTuition: $719 per 3-hour course

Aside from tuition, there are additional fees that are required.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.