Online Degree Program Overview

Quick Facts

  • Small class sizes taught by experienced full-time faculty
  • Reducing to 30 semester credit hours beginning Fall 2020
  • NCATE Accredited Institution Since 1954
  • Designed for individuals working towards Principal Certification
  • This program includes essentials of school administration, effective leadership strategies, campus business management, and school regulations at all levels

Find more information in the degree overview.

About Your Degree

At SHSU Online, we understand that your degree needs to work for you. Your degree isn’t just a piece of paper — it signifies your accomplishment and expertise to the world.

Accumulating Credit
You earn a degree from SHSU by accumulating course credit hours.
All Credits Are Equal
You earn course credit hours by completing in-person courses and/or online courses, or through transferred credits from another institution.
Your Degree Will Not Say “Online
Neither will your transcript— even if you earn all of your course credit hours online. Your degree will be the same regardless of how you earn your credit hours.
All SHSU Degree Programs Are Fully Accredited
Sam Houston State University is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Some programs are also accredited by a governing professional body. Read more about our accreditation.