We are accepting applications for our 2023-2024 cohort.
The deadline to apply is May 12, 2023.
The Principal Preparation and Certification Program (PPCP) provides an alternative to the traditional certification path for ESC Region 12 customers. Candidates are prepared to be campus-level administrators by participating in classroom presentations conducted by local experts in various areas of education, working with a veteran mentor, and by being exposed to a wide variety of field-based experiences in campus administration.
2023-2024 PPCP Calendar
“The ESC Region 12 principal program was a great experience for me. I liked the face-to-face instruction. I think the dialogue you have with instructors is huge in preparing you to become a school administrator.”
Kevin Johnson, principal in Lorena ISD
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Fill out our online form to request additional details about our Principal Preparation and Certification Program.
What will you learn?
Enhance your role and continue to have a positive impact campus-wide with ESC Region 12’s Principal Preparation and Certification Program (PPCP). The twelve-month program not only teaches you how to manage a school campus through quality instruction and field-based experiences, but also prepares you for the state certification test. Upon completion of all program requirements, a recommendation will be made for Standard Principal Certification.
19 TAC 228.35(a)(5)A) and (B)
(5) Each EPP must develop and implement specific criteria and procedures that allow:
(A) military service member or military veteran candidates to credit verified military service, training, or education toward the training, education, work experience, or related requirements (other than certification examinations) for educator certification requirements, provided that the military service, training, or education is directly related to the certificate being sought; and
(B) candidates who are not military service members or military veterans to substitute prior or ongoing service, training, or education, provided that the experience, education, or training is not also counted as a part of the internship, clinical teaching, or practicum requirements, was provided by an approved EPP or an accredited institution of higher education within the past five years, and is directly related to the certificate being sought.
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2023-2024 COHORT ARE OPEN & DUE BY May 12, 2023.
Interviews will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023.
Program Cost: $6,100 tuition ($5,600 if paid in advance) plus $75 application fee. Learn more about available payment plans here.
Upon completion, please hand-deliver or mail application packet and application fee to Sharon Davis.
Make a Tuition Payment
OPTION 2 - Two Payments after initial $1000 payment-total $6100
OPTION 3 - Monthly Payments after initial $1000 payment-total $6100
You agree to make 11 monthly installments of $467.27 beginning August 1, 2022 - June 1, 2023.
OPTION 4 - Funds Pending
Funds are provided from an approved outside source [The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA), Texas Rehabilitation Commission, or a personal loan institution.
Documentation from the provider must be presented at Registration.
Funds must be received by Region 12 consistent with the two payment schedule after initial $1000 payment:
It remains the responsibility of the student to make timely payments to ESC Region 12 until the full amount is received from the funding source.
The enrollment fee of $1,000 (non-refundable) is due at/before Orientation and timely
payments to ESC Region 12 are required until the full amount is received from the
funding source. Reimbursement of any tuition overpayments will be issued as applicable.
Refunds – Second Class Day Policy
A refund of a percentage of fees paid to the ESC Region 12 Principal Preparation and Certification Program will be authorized upon submission of a written request to withdraw enrollment and the return of all textbooks by the close of business following the second day of class. No refunds will be given after the second day of face to face class. Any over payments will be refunded after balance is paid in full.
The Region 12 Education Service Center obtains criminal history information on applicants that are
being considered for the Principal Preparation and Certification Program. Applicants have the right to review and challenge any negative information that would adversely impact a decision to offer employment/volunteerism/participation.
If you were previously charged with a crime, you may have questions about your eligibility for a Texas educator certificate. A Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation is an evaluation of eligibility for a Texas educator certificate based on your self-reported criminal history. As a service to prospective candidates, TEA staff may perform an evaluation for a non-refundable fee of $50. The evaluation is voluntary and non-binding. Additional information can be found on the TEA website. Please read these FAQs from TEA in their entirety before making a request or submitting payment for a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation (PCHE). All fees are non-refundable.
Educator preparation programs (EPPs) shall inform all applicants that:
(1) pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator; and
(2) pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching.
(d) EPPs shall notify, in writing by mail, personal delivery, facsimile, email, or an electronic notification, each applicant to and enrollee in the EPP of the following regardless of whether the applicant or enrollee has been convicted of an offense:
(1) the potential ineligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for issuance of a certificate on completion of the EPP;
(2) the current State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) rules prescribed in §249.16 of this title (relating to Eligibility of Persons with Criminal History for a Certificate under Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 53, and Texas Education Code, Chapter 21); and
(3) the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter as provided in Chapter 227, Subchapter B, of this title (relating to Preliminary Evaluation of Certification Eligibility).
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TAC 227.1(c) : (c) EPPs shall inform all applicants, in writing, of the following:
(1) the admission requirements as specified in this chapter;
(2) the requirements for program completion as specified in Chapter 228 of this title (relating to Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs); and
(3) in accordance with TEC, §21.044(e)(3):
(A) the effect of supply and demand forces on the educator workforce in this state
- Supply & Demand Info
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