Take a step toward school leadership

Did you know that Dallas ISD is partnered with four universities across Texas, with each university allowing participants to earn their master’s degree in educational leadership while obtaining a principal certification?

Dallas ISD is invested in developing future leaders to meet the needs of our diverse community. Aligned with the district’s beliefs and School Leadership’s commitment to cultivating leadership to inspire an unwavering commitment to equity and excellence so all students become career- and college-strong, Dallas ISD is proud to offer outstanding university partnerships as individuals begin their journey toward school leadership. 

University partners include Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Texas Tech University. These programs offer curricula tailored specifically to the district, and partial tuition reimbursement is offered for qualifying participants as additional support from Dallas ISD. 

Dallas ISD’s strategic partnership and collaboration with these universities uniquely position the programs to develop leaders whose learning experiences will effectively prepare them to lead Dallas ISD schools.

Minimum eligibility requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Two years of successful teaching experience 
  • Current Dallas ISD employee in good standing 
  • Endorsed by principal 
  • Additional eligibility requirements by each university, such but not limited to completion of GRE and minimum GPA.

If you are interested in starting your journey toward school leadership, apply today! University program overviews and applications can be found here.

For more information, please contact the Leader Excellence, Advancement and Development (LEAD) team at lead@dallasisd.org or follow the department on Twitter, @LEAD_DallasISD

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