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Principal Certification- Traditional and Alternative

Program Description

The Principal Certificate (39 semester hours) qualifies one to hold campus-level administrative positions in the school, including principalship. The program is designed to support the continuing professional development of career-oriented individuals and help them to become knowledgeable decision-makers, capable of providing leadership to campus and community. Tarleton offers both a traditional certification program and two alternative certification programs. The first alternative certification program, the New Century Educational Leadership Program (NCELP) was a cohort model and enrollment is restricted to cohort members. The second alternative certification program the Collaborative of Educational Organizations (CEO), represents a collaboration between school districts and the Region XI Education Service center and also uses a cohort model with enrollment restricted to cohort members.

Delivery Method

Blended (Face-to-Face and Online)

Required Campus Visits

Traditional - Tarleton's Schaffer and Hickman Buildings in Fort Worth, Texas
NCELP - Tarleton's Langdon Center, Granbury, Texas
CEO - Region XI Service Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Contact Information

Dr. Russ Higham
Advisor, Traditional Principal Certificate
(254) 299-8838

Dr. Pam Winn
Advisor, Alternative Principal Certificate (NCELP & CEO)
(254) 968-9792