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Minimum Application Requirements

  • Hold a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (official transcripts are required – must be sealed envelope copy from issuing university or sent electronically from issuing university)
  • Hold a valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Submit a teacher service record verifying a minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Submit 3 references (see form below)
  • Make a passing score on a Nelson-Denny Reading/Vocabulary/Comprehension test
  • Agree to a Criminal History Background check
  • Interview with ECP staff
  1. There is a potential ineligibility of certification for an individual who has been convicted of an offense (on completion of the program)
  2. The current rules: 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)
  3. The individual has 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)

Partnership with Walden University

  • Obtain your Master's degree while attending our certification program
  • Tuition discounts and grants available
  • For more information see the official website


Required documents can be mailed to:

Region 5 ESC Principal Leadership Certification Program
350 Pine Street, Suite 500
Beaumont, TX 77701
email or faxed to:
409.951.1835 (fax)
Reference form



Ramona Johnson
Administrative Facilitator
(409) 951-1826


Cindy Moss
Educator Certification Program

(409) 951-1854