College of Education

West Texas Principal Center


Candidates in the WTPC grant receive outstanding preparation from the Educational Leadership faculty.

  • Small class sizes
  • Mentoring and close relationships with professors
  • NCATE accredited School of Education



Candidates participate in a coaching program to develop their strengths

  • Academic (cognitive) coaching training for all participants to prepare principals to lead the learning process in their schools with teachers.
  • Candidates serve as coaches to one another as well as receive mentoring from practicing principals.



Candidates have an Individual Training Plan built through self-assessments to guide them in their personal and professional development.




West Texas Principal Center
State Certification Test TE x ES

Candidates are provided in-depth small group tutorials for the state exam and are above the state average in passing rate with 100% passing!


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West Texas Principal Center Candidates participate in Leadership Institutes to address priority needs of districts
Area superintendents on our Advisory Council identified Data analysis as a priority skill area needed by effective principals

  • Candidates in the program analyze state standardized test reports
  • Candidates present mock presentations to School Board or Superintendent's Council explaining their school data

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Bilingual Conference - WTPC is a sponsor of the annual Bilingual Conference, focusing on cultural proficiency and meeting the needs of our diverse student population.