Principal Certification Network (PCN)

Principal Certification Network
Application cycle for PCN 28, June 2018-August 2019, opens February 5, 2018.
PCN 28 applicants who complete all application steps by April 1 will receive a $400 discount from their summer training costs!

Information sessions will be held in March:

  • March 5, 2018
    5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Location:  Region 13 ESC
                    5701 Springdale Rd.
                    Austin, TX 78723
  • March 20, 2018
    5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Location:  Hays CISD, Wallace Middle School Library
                    1302 W Center St.
                     Kyle, TX 78640

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The Principal Certification Network (PCN) at Region 13 provides a high quality certification program designed to prepare aspiring educational leaders for the Principalship through an alternative route.

To be eligible applicants must have:

  • A Master's degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Completed 2 years of qualified teaching experience
  • Completed 3 years leadership experience
  • Hold a Valid Texas Teaching Certificate

Benefits Include:

  • Well-established principal certification program for leaders who already hold a Master's Degree*
  • A cohort model based on best practices for networking and sustainability in the principalship
  • User friendly blended delivery (face-to-face and online) program for working professionals
  • Curriculum that is developed and led by experienced administrators
  • Curriculum that is fully aligned with the 268 TExES test standards and objectives
  • Opportunities to develop personal strengths for leadership

NOTE: *Fees, rules and dates/times are subject to change and reflect information available at the time of posting - January 23, 2018.

PCN is approved by the Texas Education Agency and is subject to any changes mandated by the State Board of Educator Certification as well as other necessary program adjustments.