Master of Education with Texas Principal Certification
Now accepting applications for Summer 2021! Call 325-675-7026 for information.
What makes our Masters of Education Degree program different?
HUMAN CONTACT -
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.
NO GRE REQUIRED -
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.
COST OF THE PROGRAM
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 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 FASFA.gov 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
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. Saturday meeting dates for the Master's Program during the Spring 2021 semester are as follows: January 30, February 20, March 20, and April 10.
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.
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.
Class meetings for Summer I and Summer II:
*Approximate Dates - Will be updated as formally set by Sul Ross
Fall 2021 - Approximately July 25
Spring 2022 - Approximately December 15
Summer 2022 - Approximately May 10
How to Apply
Apply to Sul Ross Alpine for the GENERAL Master of Education through applytexas.org (Do not apply for the Leadership Master of Education).
Send an official transcript to Sul Ross for each university you've attended.
Apply to Region 14 ESC following the process below:
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:
Region 14 ESC
1850 Highway 351
Abilene Tx, 79601