Certifications
Principal Preparation & Certification Program  |  Come grow with us!

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.

 

2020-2021 Schedule

 

Requirements:

  • Two years classroom teaching experience
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on graduate level coursework
  • Interview
  • Performance task will be submitted during interview  

 

Benefits:

  • Development of professional relationships with cohort members in other districts
  • Face-to-face contact with experts in all fields related to administrative roles
  • Opportunities to network with aspiring and current administrators
  • Preparation for successful completion of TExES
  • Mentoring by program directors during and after the completion of the program

 

Contact Us


Contact: Russ Meggs
               (254) 297-1108
               rmeggs@esc12.net 

 
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Customer Testimonial

“The program presented a strong schedule of courses and extensive preparation for the TExES exam for principals.  The campus internship provided authentic experiential learning. Gaining this campus administrator perspective positively impacted the transition into my current position.”

Celia Ray, Central Office Administration

in Belton ISD

 

Request More Information


Fill out our online form to request additional details about our Principal Preparation and Certification Program. 

 

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What will you learn?


  • Strategic Operations:
    • Organizational Leadership/School Operations
    • Preparing and Responding to Crisis

  • Instructional Leadership
    • Progress Monitoring: Informal and Formal Assessments
    • Responding to Data and Planning Interventions and Acceleration
  • School and Community Leadership
    • The Code Of Ethics as it applies to Leadership
    • Building Campus Culture/Leadership
    • Managing Change
    • School Board & Community Relations 

  • Special Populations

  • Impact Coaching/Feedback

Enhance your role and continue to have a positive impact campus-wide with ESC Region 12’s Principal Preparation and Certification Program (PPCP). The nine-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 the all program requirements, a recommendation will be made for Standard Principal Certification.

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  • Fill out our online form to request additional details about our Principal Preparation and Certification Program. 

     

    Request Information

 Requirements:

  • Two years classroom teaching experience
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on graduate level coursework
  • Interview
  • Performance task will be submitted during interview
  • 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 WILL OPEN AGAIN SPRING 2021.

 

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 Russ Meggs.

By Mail:
ESC Region 12
Attn: Russ Meggs
PO Box 23409
Waco, TX 76702
Hand Delivery:
ESC Region 12
Attn: Russ Meggs
2101 W. Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712 

Make a Tuition Payment


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OPTION 1 - Payment in Full
  • Candidates who pay tuition (including enrollment fee) in full before or at orientation will receive a $500 discount. Payments may be made with a credit card, check or money order.  No cash is accepted.
  • $6,100 less $500 discount = $5,600

OPTION 2 - Two Payments after initial $1000 payment-total $6100

  • $2,550 –due by November 1
  • $2,550 – due by February 1


OPTION 3 - Monthly Payments after initial $1000 payment-total $6100

You agree to make 8 monthly installments of $637.50 beginning November 1 - June 1.  

  • $5,100 + $40 processing fee = $5140
  • $5,140/8 months = $637.50


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:

  • $2,550 - due by November 1
  • $2,550 – due by February 1 


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 classNo 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.


  • 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.

     

    (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).