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As per TAC 241.35, individuals seeking a Principal as Instructional Leader Endorsement must:

  1. Hold a valid certificate to serve in the role of the principal, and
  2. Successfully complete the appropriate exam: Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL)

Educator Preparation Programs Consumer Information




The effect of supply and demand forces on the educator workforce in this state can be located by selecting "teacher" on the Texas Labor Analysis Regional Occupational Profile website.




Educators must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator. You may request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA only if:

  • You are enrolled or planning to enroll in an educator preparation program or you are planning to take a certification exam for initial educator certification, and
  • You have reason to believe that you may be ineligible for educator certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense.



Educator Code of Ethics 



If you have a complaint regarding the Cohort of Leadership Associates program, it is suggested you contact your Leadership Consultant to discuss your concern. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached by working with your Leadership Consultant, it is suggested you contact the Program Coordinator to discuss your concern. If you are unable to resolve your concern with the Program Coordinator, you may request a complaint form from the Program Coordinator to be completed and submitted to CoLA. You may review the formal complaint process in the current Cohort of Leadership Associates Handbook located on the Resources and Links page of this website.




If you are unable to resolve a complaint with the Cohort of Leadership Associates program the Texas Education Agency may be contacted by visiting the TEA Complaints Management page of the Texas Education Agency Website.