§241.1: General Provisions

(a) Due to the critical role the principal plays in campus effectiveness and student achievement, and consistent with the Texas Education Code (TEC), §21.046(c), the rules adopted by the State Board for Educator Certification ensure that each candidate for the Principal Certificate is of the highest caliber and possesses the knowledge and skills necessary for success.

(b) As required by the TEC, §21.046(b)(1)-(6), the standards identified in §241.15 of this title (relating to Standards Required for the Principal Certificate) emphasize instructional leadership; administration, supervision, and communication skills; curriculum and instruction management; performance evaluation; organization; and fiscal management.

(c) An individual serving as a principal or assistant principal is expected to actively participate in professional development activities to continually update his or her knowledge and skills. Currency in best practices and research as related to both campus leadership and student learning is essential.

(d) The holder of the Principal Certificate issued under the provisions of this chapter may serve as a principal or assistant principal in a Texas public school.


Source Note: The provisions of this §241.1 adopted to be effective March 14, 1999, 24 TexReg 1616; amended to be effective September 2, 1999, 24 TexReg 6751; amended to be effective July 13, 2004, 29 TexReg 6646; amended to be effective October 25, 2009, 34 TexReg 7200