Master's Degree in School Administration with Texas Principal Certification

Our program is changing!

We now offer a Master's Degree in School Administration with Principal Certification in conjunction with Sul Ross State University.

Find the revised course listing here.


What makes our Masters of Education Degree program different?


We value personal contact.  The Master's degree program blends online content with courses delivered face-to-face at Region 14 Education Service Center South in Abilene.  We team with Sul Ross State University for our master's degree, but you will never travel to Alpine for a class. The entire program is designed with teachers in mind to ensure that work on the Master's program will not interfere with employment.  Our Master's program is a 30 hour program.


Up to 12 credit hours of appropriate coursework may be transferred into the program from an accredited institution. This transfer must be approved by a Sul Ross academic adviser and must have been taken within the last six years.

Once you complete your masters degree, you begin work on your Texas Principal Certification through Region 14.   During the program, we bring in practicing superintendents, principals, counselors, and other administrators that walk you through issues experienced in the current school environment. You will receive the most up-to-date information available and make direct contact with the administrators who make hiring decisions throughout our region.  For more information about the Principal Certification program, click the Principal Certification tab.

Successful completion of the 30 credit hours and the certification training, which includes an internship, provides the academic preparation required for certification in Texas.


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Masters Degree in School Administration with Principal Certification

The Masters program can be completed in  little over a year.  The remainder of the two-year program consists of Principal certification training and an internship.

For the Master's program, three core classes are taught during the fall semester and two core classes occur during the spring and summer semesters.  During each semester,  one class at a time meets face-to-face on Saturdays, while the other class  is conducted online.  

Once the 30 hour Master's program is complete, training for the Texas School Principal Certification beginsThis coursework includes an internship which is served during the following school year. 

Course Format

We value the "human" element in our programs. While some content will be delivered online, most of our coursework involves classroom meetings with your professors.  Additionally, you will be in direct contact with administrators who serve throughout Region 14. 

Schedule of Courses (Sample)

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Application Deadlines

*Approximate Dates - Will be updated as formally set by Sul Ross

For Application Questions:

Greg Priddy,  Administrative Certification Coordinator

Phone: (325) 675-8684

How to Apply

Candidates will submit official copies of transcripts from each college or university attended to the following:

Region 14 ESC - ACP

Attn: Candice Escobar

1850 Highway 351

Abilene, TX 79601

Currently Enrolled Students

*Please do not enter payments via these forms until you have signed and submitted a program acceptance letter to the program coordinator.

ACP Down Payment Form

ACP Program Fees Payment Form