Admission Requirements

Preparation Program for Principal Certification

In addition to Lamar University’s graduate admission requirements, the Department of Educational Leadership also requires additional criteria for admission:


  • A master’s degree (transcripts should be submitted to or to:

Lamar University Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont Texas 77710)

  • Two or more years of teaching experience * Employment on a TEA accredited public or private school campus
  • To determine if your school is TEA accredited, please use the following link: TEA Accredited Public Schools or TEA Accredited Private Schools
  • Departmental Application
  • Reference from your current Principal

Instructions for submitting the above Department of Educational Leadership admissions requirements will be emailed to each applicant when the APPLYTEXAS application is uploaded. Please note that out-of-state or out-of-country candidates cannot be Texas principal certified, unless all 300 practicum hours are completed on a TEA-approved campus.

Professional Preparation Program for Superintendent Certification