*A Master’s degree must be conferred prior to being recommended for a Texas Standard Principal as Instructional Leader Certificate.
For University of Incarnate Word Partnership fee information, please refer to the University of the Incarnate Word Partnership tab.
Additional fees not included in the total program cost:
Note: Payment options are available. CAL loans accepted. Discount offered to TOPP graduates. Fees are subject to change and reflect information available at the time of posting.
Individuals interested in pursuing their principal certification goals through the Cohort of Leadership Associates alternative certification program are highly encouraged to attend a CoLA Information Session to familiarize themselves with program components.
Starting the Application
CoLA Online Application
When asked to create an account, use the following:
Username: Your last name (case sensitive)
Password: Social Security Number
Applicants will be asked to indicate their intended track:
Secure electronic versions of transcripts or “e-scripts” may be sent to: email@example.com Official transcripts may be mailed to:
Education Service Center - Region 20
Attn: CoLA Staff
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78208
Applicants will receive a screening interview questionnaire via email upon initiating an online application. This instrument will be used to determine applicant readiness prior to entering the program. Phone conferences will follow to complete the scoring process. Please scan and email completed questionnaires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A $50 application fee will be assessed prior to processing any application.
Credit card (Visa or MasterCard only) payments may be processed within the online application “pay fee” tab or over the phone by calling Maggie Schmidt at 210-370-5489.
All application components must be submitted prior to the application deadline to be processed for any given cohort start. Incomplete applications will be considered for the following cohort start.
We look forward to assisting you on your school leadership pathway!
If 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, it is advised that you request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation. For more information or to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation, visit the Texas Education Agency Website.
1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78208-1899
Phone: (210) 370-5450
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