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    All applicants will participate in an eligibility and screening process to determine formal admissions into the principal alternative certification program.  


    Master's Degree  All documents listed below must be submitted prior to admission deadline.

    • Official transcript from an accredited college or university;
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
    • A valid Texas teacher certificate; and
    • Two (2) or more years of teaching and school leadership experience in a PK-setting. 

    Bachelor's Degree   All documents listed below must be submitted prior to admission deadline.

    • Official transcript from an accredited college or university;
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
    • Acceptance into Walden University Master's Program;
    • A valid Texas teacher certificate; and
    • One(1) or more years of teaching and school leadership experience in a PK-setting. 

     Master's & Bachelor's Degree

    All documents listed below must be submitted prior to admission deadline.

    • Demonstrate basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and communication;
    • If applicable, Out-of-Country transcript evaluation to United States degree equivalency by a TEA approved provider;
    • Demonstrate English language proficiency by fulfilling one of the following requirements: 
      • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States, not including U.S. Territories; or
      • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution of higher education in a country outside of the United States that is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC); or
      • Verification of minimum scaled scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL-iBT)(click exam name to access more information)
        • Speaking 24
        • Listening 22
        • Reading 22
        • Writing 21
    • Two (2) Reference Letters: one (1) campus principal and one (1) campus administrator; and
    • Submit an application by cohort deadline. 

    Preliminary Criminal History Information 

    Pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator; and pursuant to the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §227.1(d), an applicant or a candidate who has been convicted of an offense may result in ineligibility for issuance of a certificate on the completion of the program.  An applicant or a candidate may exercise the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter.  For more information about a preliminary criminal history evaluation, access TEA link at https://tea.texas.gov/texas-educators/investigations/preliminary-criminal-history-evaluation-faqs.

Last Modified on May 3, 2021