Program Overview

  • Principal Alternative Certification Academy



     Requirements for Certification



    Coursework and Training

    • 160 hours of Field-Based Internship under the supervision of a qualified mentor
    • 200 hours of training (80% Online Modules and 20% Face-to-Face Instruction)
    • Coursework completion (assignments for entire course)
    • All required documentation completed and submitted
    • Tuition paid in full
    • Technology Fee paid



    Principal Certification Exams

    • 268 Principal as Instructional Leader
    • Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL)


    *Note: You must take/pass the qualifying practice exam in the ACP office before you can register for the 268 Principal Exam.



    Additional Requirements

    • Must complete AEL and TTESS Training



    About Internships

    All internships must be under the supervision of a qualified mentor and must take place in a TEA- accredited school which includes:

    • All public schools
    • Most charter/public schools
    • Most parochial school