The Principal Fellows program, which leads to a Master of Education in School Leadership and a State of Texas Principal certificate, prepares a select cohort of educators to take on the challenges of urban school leadership in the greater San Antonio community by equipping with the transformational leadership skills required of successful educational leaders today. 

The program is an innovative and intensive preparation for teachers who already have two years of teaching experience.

Fast Facts
  • Become Certified
  • Earn a State of Texas Principal certificate from one of the state’s top program
  • Elite Private School Experience at a Public School Price
  • $15,000 tuition and fees
  • Fully Accredited
  • Accredited by the Texas Education Agency
  • Mentoring Support
  • Leadership coaching provided weekly to maximize the leadership learning experience
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What You'll Study

A Framework of Excellence and High Expectations


Blending Scholarship and Practice in Education

Our faculty lead students through meaningful coursework facilitated by top scholars and practitioners in education locally and nationally. Leadership coaches provide weekly coaching to maximize the learning experience.

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Enrique Aleman
Lillian Radford Endowed Professor of Education
Laura Allen
Laura Allen, Ph.D.
Ellen Barnett
Ellen Barnett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Courtney Crim
Courtney Crim, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
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Rocio Delgado, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Steven Hayward
Visiting Assistant Professor
Gary Seighman, D.M.A.
Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities
Heather Smith
Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Experience makes the best leaders



Ewing Halsell
Trinity's Tomorrow’s Leaders Principal program has been supported by a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the Ewing Halsell Foundation, 

Additional scholarship funding from H-E-B and Texas Education Agency are available to students. As a result, accepted candidates receive a fellowship provided through this generous philanthropic support, making the program an affordable pathway to becoming a transformational school leader.

Research Opportunities

Students interested in pursuing a future Ph.D may conduct independent research with faculty and/or participate in research through the Center for Educational Leadership.


Center for Educational Leadership

Cohort Fellows are also supported as new school leaders through Trinity's Center for Educational Leadership, which will provide regular cohort-based convenings, national speakers on critical education issues, as well as targeted learning seminars for continued leadership development.



Center for Educational Leadership Distinguished Speaker Series
The program holds cohort-based convenings and hosts national speakers on critical education issues, as well as targeted learning seminars for continued leadership development.

Fall and Spring Educational Leadership Networking Receptions
Connect with alumni and school partners, along with philanthropic partners




When You Graduate

Creating high-performance leaders

Armed with real-world classroom and administrative experience, graduates leave Trinity ready to better the schools they lead.



Trinity prepares high performing school leaders, equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for leadership within the challenging and changing context of education

Career Areas:

  • School Principal
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Headmaster
  • Non-Profit Leadership

Teaching Districts:

Our graduates are the preferred students to be hired in school districts.

  • San Antonio Independent School District
  • Northside Independent School District
  • Northeast  Independent School District



Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.