Master of Education with Texas Principal Certification

Now accepting applications for Summer 2022! For more information, call 325-675-8605.

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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 33 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 33 credit hours and the certification training, which includes an internship, provides the academic preparation required for certification in Texas.


NOTE - The deadline for submitting a FASFA for Summer I is June 30.

  • When you apply to the program, you will pay a $100 non-refundable application fee.

  • When you begin the program, you will pay a $1035 non-refundable payment to Region 14 ESC. This consists of a $500 Masters Program Facilitation Fee, a $35.00 fee to TEA, and a $500 deposit towards your certification program.

  • Through the partnership with Sul Ross, the fee for each university course is discounted to $750.00 per course which results in $8,250 payable to Sul Ross. You may apply to for financial aid.

  • Once you begin your Principal Certification courses, Region 14 will payroll deduct $550.00 per month for 10 months at no interest for the remaining $5,500.00 program cost.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

  • Two years teaching experience in a TEA accredited school (or will have taught for two years within the 2 year program)

  • 2.5 grade point average or 3.0 on last 60 hours

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Masters Degree 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 33 hour Master's program is complete, training for the Texas School Principal Certification begins. This 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

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Application Deadlines

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

  • Summer 2022 - Approximately May 10

  • Fall 2022 - Approximately August 10

  • Spring 2023 - Approximately December 15

How to Apply

  1. Apply to Sul Ross Alpine for the GENERAL Master of Education through (Do not apply for the Leadership Master of Education).

    • Send an official transcript to Sul Ross for each university you've attended.

  2. Apply to Region 14 ESC following the process below:

Region 14 Complete Masters Program Application Packet

  • To submit the completed application, select FILE - DOWNLOAD - PDF. Add your name to the title, and save to your device. You may then send the PDF to us by clicking this link: Send Your Documents To Me Safely

  • Along with the application above, enclose the following items: your teaching certificate; your teacher service record; 1 official copy of each transcript; and a $100 (non-refundable) application fee. The fee can be taken care of by phone by calling 325-675-8605.

NOTE- Please have transcripts for Region 14 sent directly to the address below. We can get your enrollment process started with unofficial copies as long as the officials are in transit to us.

You may also print your completed application and return it to us by mail or hand deliver to:

Tina Wyatt

(325) 675-7026

Region 14 ESC

1850 Highway 351

Abilene Tx, 79601