Educational Leadership Program
State certification for Texas school administrators consists of two types: full and probationary. Full certification is sought by students who have successfully completed their respective certification programs. Probationary certification may be obtained in special cases where students are hired in an administrative position prior to their completion of the required certification program. For more detailed information about full and probationary certification, refer to the Educator Certification website.
The university advisers for guidance on the processes below are Dr. Nix for principal certification and Dr. Bigham for superintendent certification. Their email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Preparing for Success on the TExES
Steps in Preparing for Success on the TExES
Level of Certification Sought
1. Completion of course/program requirements
2. Registering for the TExES
3. Take the practice TExES
4. Attend TExES review session
5. Preparing on your own for the TExES
To be eligible to take the TExES, you must have a masters degree and have completed or be in the last semester of your certification program. The steps to registering for and being successful on the TExES are:
Applying for the Standard Certificate
Once you have passed your TExES examination, then you must add it to your Texas licensure. Contact Tracy McNutt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gilbert Antunez at email@example.com in the WTAMU certification office for assistance in this process.
Occasionally, candidates find themselves in need of certification prior to completing their certification program. Upon approval of the Educational Leadership program chair, probationary certification may be recommended to WT's certification office and the Texas Education Agency for candidates currently enrolled in a principal or superintendent certification program and employed in a professional position requiring principal or superintendent certification. Once approved by TEA, probationary certification is equivalent to full certification, but with strict time restrictions. Probationary certification may be granted for a period of one year and may be renewed a maximum of two additional years for a total of three years. If an educational leadership candidate is in need of probationary certification s/he should contact the program chair to discuss eligibility. Once eligibility has been determined, the candidate will complete the Professional Probationary Certificate requirements.