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Master's of Science With Principal's Certification

If you are an educator committed to superior student performance, the Master of Science Degree in Education and Principal Certification Preparation Program at Baylor University may be for you. Moreover, if you are an individual interested in a graduate program that also explores the role of principal as a values-centered instructional leader, Baylor University offers an opportunity like no other.

Our coursework is 36 semester hours in length. The degree/certification can be completed in less than 2 years. Program format involves a cohort of students with small classes to best facilitate field-based and problem-based learning. Convenient class scheduling is completed on weekends and during summer months. Special financial support through a generous tuition scholarship is available.

Courses include:

EDC 5321 Contemporary Curriculum-Designing and Implementing

EDC 5391 Social Foundations of Education

EDP 5335 Research in Education

EDP 5329 Counseling Theories and Techniques

EDA 5345 Fundamentals of School Administration

EDA 5359 Seminar: School Law

EDA 5V64 Internship in School Administration

EDA 5V25 Practicum: Programmic Domains (ILD & PDAS)

EDA 5357 Community Relations

EDA 5353 The Principalship: Elementary and Secondary

EDA 5344 School Business Management and Finance

EDA 5305 International and Comparative Education

EDA 5129 Folio Assessment and Professional Development

A completed application consists of: 1) an application to the Baylor University Graduate School and application fee, 2) official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended, 3) three letters of recommendation written on institutional or business letterheads, 4) a statement of interest and resume, and 5) a Texas teaching certificate.

Now accepting applications for June

The Graduate School's online application is the preferred method of applying. All application materials are considered so each piece of the application is important.

Please contact Dr. Mary Ann Jordan at 254.710.6107 or email if you have questions about the Baylor University program.

*The state of Texas grants principal certification to qualified individuals after completion of specified graduate courses and satisfactory performance on the state's certification examination.