About the Program

Principal Credential Program Online

UTRGV’s online Principal Credential Program is designed to prepare you to effectively direct and advocate for academic excellence as well as lead positive change in today’s schools with special focus on diverse learners.

About the Program

About the Program
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Complete in as few as 10 months
21 credit hours
$458.33 per credit hour

Are you an accomplished teacher looking to move into a school leadership position? UTRGV's online Principal Credential Program opens up new opportunities to serve diverse learners as a culturally responsive educational leader by preparing you to acquire your principal certification.

If you have at least 2 years of professional teaching experience and a 3.0 GPA in any master's program within a related field, this online program is for you.

Online Courses

EDUL 7301 Human Resources and Budgeting

This course provides a study of human resources and school budgeting functions. An overview of the supervision of classroom instruction and evaluation of instructional personnel will be covered. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be addressed. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7302 School Leadership

This course examines a study of the unique leadership functions of the principalship as they relate to management and instructional aspects of school programs. Attention will be given to how the sociocultural forces, internal and external constituencies, and emerging issues impact the leader’s role in creating culturally responsive learning environments. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7303 Instructional Leadership

This course emphasizes an examination of self and the study of major organizational leadership models and their applicability in various school settings. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will be covered. Relational processes and strategies are examined as well as broader cultural and political realities to lead and manage change. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7304 Curriculum Leadership

This course focuses on analyzing and interpreting campus data for decision-making necessary to promote the success of all children. Additionally, the course focuses on the development of educators as leaders in assessment, research and evaluation. Applicable laws, policies and regulations including local, state and federal accountability standards will be emphasized. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 7305 Culture and Community Engagement

This course provides a study of curricula, program design, various forms of assessments, and the delivery of differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized. Ethical principles and integrity in decision-making, actions and behaviors will also be covered.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
EDUL 6390 Pre-Practicum

The course provides students the opportunity to practice competencies and state standards in preparation to assume responsibility as principals in school districts and to pass the state principal certification exam. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit hours: 3
EDUL 6391 Practicum

This course is based on Texas Education Agency regulations. Students practice TExES competencies, state standards, and theories as they engage in principal responsibilities in school districts. Applicable laws, policies and regulations will be emphasized. A minimum of 160 hours of field-based activities are required.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit hours: 3

Calendar

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has specific deadline requirements that you must meet in order to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines for this program.

Upcoming Start Dates

January 3, 2018

December 3, 2017

Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Tuition Breakdown

$9,625*

Total program cost

$458.33

Per credit hour

$1,374.99

Per 3-credit course

*We estimate that tuition and fees will total no more than the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change.

Additional Fees

  • Application Fee: $50 domestic, $100 international
  • Graduation Fee: $32
Application fee can be paid online by credit card or electronic check only

Admissions

Please review all the admission requirements for the UTRGV online Principal Credential Program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 844-218-2727.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $50 application fee (for domestic applications) online.

Official Transcript

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities

GPA

3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)