Texas Certification Information

The requirements for Texas Principal Certification consist of 27 hours of coursework and 3 credit hours of professional internship over two semesters. All requirements for the program are approved by the State of Texas.

To be eligible for Principal Certification, students must meet the following requirements by the end of the program:

  • Have a valid Texas teacher certificate;
  • Hold a master’s degree;
  • Have a minimum of two years creditable classroom teaching experience by the end of the program;
  • Complete the approved courses designed for meeting the requirements of certification with this department; and
  • Successfully pass the TExES exams (268 and 368 PASL). In accordance with newly revised requirements from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), All candidates will need to pass the new TExES Principal (268) and pass the Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL) to obtain a standard principal certification.

It is the responsibility of the individual to submit all required documentation to the Educational Leadership Department in order to be recommended for certification.

Certification and testing is facilitated by the Baylor School of Education's Office of Professional Practice (OPP).

For more details, see the links on this page:

OPP Certification Information

Baylor University MA in School Leadership

School of Education
Marrs McLean Science Building
One Bear Place #97312,
Waco, TX 76798-7312

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