The PPCP is a state-approved and accredited educator preparation program that has enabled individuals to earn the principal certificate since 2006. A hybrid of face-to-face and online training, candidates receive the knowledge and build the skills to be effective campus leaders.
The PPCP is a 12-month program beginning each June. Face-to-face training is held two to three weeks during the summer and just seven Saturdays during the school year. Each candidate completes a practicum which may require taking 4-6 personal days, depending on district policy.
- Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or 2.75 on the most recent 60 hours)
- Hold a valid Texas teaching certificate
- Verify completion of a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, or 18 semester hours toward a master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 and a plan to graduate within two years of program enrollment
- Secure employment in a public or approved private school (employment as an administrator is not required)
- Submit a teacher service record verifying a minimum of two years teaching experience
All fees are non-refundable.
- Application Fee: $100
- Admission Fee: $500
- Program Fee: $4,100
- State testing and certification fees paid directly to their representative entities
- Application deadline: May
- Orientation: June
- Summer training (2-3 weeks - weekdays): June - July
- Begin practicum: August
- Ongoing training (7 Saturdays): August - May
- Recommendation for full certification: June if all program requirements are completed successfully