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CoLA Admission and Application Requirements

Application Opens: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Application Deadline: Monday, May 27, 2024 
Cohort 28 Program Orientation: Monday, June 10, 2024
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s* degree from an accredited institution of higher education.  
  • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.  Minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale on either all, or the last 60 hours of coursework.  
  • Valid classroom teaching certificate.
  • Official service record confirming at least two (2) years of credible teaching experience.
  • Accomplished educator as evidenced by most recent T-TESS appraisal report or equivalent.  Minimum 3.25 average score on Domains 2 and 3 combined, with no dimension scoring below proficient.  
  • Professional resume reflecting evidence of at least two (2) years of instructional leadership experience.  
  • Passing score on two program screening instruments (written and face to face interviews) 
  • Letter of Recommendation/Commitment Form** 
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Attend CoLA Information Session for current cohort
  • Application fee $50 (non-refundable) 
The CoLA Online Application along with all required documents must be submitted by the application deadline.  Incomplete applications may be considered for the following cohort cycle.  

*A Master’s degree must be conferred prior to being recommended for a Texas Standard Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate.

**This form will be provided upon the start of an online application and must be completed by the applicant's current campus principal.  


Program Fees:

    • Application fee $50 (non-refundable)
    • CoLA Program - $7,725  $6500
Fees are subject to change and reflect information available at the time of posting.


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