No Application Fee. Apply Today!

Rochelle D. Heslip

"God has blessed me with two children and a full-time career. The online option is a blessing and allowed me to continue my educational journey."

Graduation Date: April 2015

  • Job Title and School District:

    Testing Coordinator

  • Twitter:

    @1908Heslip

  • How has this degree affected your professional outlook? What about personally?

    This principal certification has provided me with the knowledge and educational growth that I need to become an administrator in the near future.

  • What was your single biggest takeaway from the program?

    My biggest takeaway was the support from the professors and Lamar's staff. I am not a test taker, however Dr. Vance Cortez-Rucker's principal certification prep course was very helpful and informative. After completing the course, I passed my test.

  • How much time per week did you spend on your studies?

    Several hours daily especially when I studied for the test.

  • Describe how having an online option made a degree more accessible for you.

    God has blessed me with two children and a full-time career. The online option is a blessing and allowed me to continue my educational journey. Within a few years I plan on taking the superintendent program.

  • What was one of the biggest challenges during the program, and how did you overcome it?

    Time commitment. I learned to prioritize to make sure that I allowed time for my family, career and school.

  • What was one of the biggest challenges during the program, and how did you overcome it?

    Google.

  • Why did you choose to earn your advanced degree from Lamar University?

    After researching various programs, Lamar University fit my educational requirements and needs.

  • What advice would you give to a prospective student who is considering this program?

    Make sure the program is right for you. Allow time for your family, career and school. Make sure to take time for yourself as well – this will allow you to focus better on school.

  • What helped you get through the program the most? What helped you make it to the finish line?

    Prayers, my kids, family and the school staff helped me get through the program.

  • Describe your family's thoughts and feelings about you earning your degree.

    My family is a blessing. I spoke with them first before I began the program. They were very supportive and loving throughout the program. When I finished, I took them out to an upscale restaurant to show my appreciation for their support. They were/are very proud.

  • If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?

    The only thing I would do differently is not to stress about the principal certification test. As previously stated I am not a test taker and I tend to overanalyze tests. I would take my time and not stress so that I can pass it on the first try.

  • Need More Info?

    Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer any questions.

Or call 866-223-7675

By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that Lamar University (LU) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend LU or to purchase any other goods or services.

Ready to Get Started?

Begin your application today!

Save $250 on tuition –

apply by Oct. 19, 2020!

*The $250 savings offer is available to eligible first-time students who apply between Sept. 8, 2020, and Oct. 19, 2020, and start class on Nov. 16, 2020. The $250 savings is applied to tuition for the first course. This offer does not include the M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Certificate programs. Terms and conditions are subject to change.
lamar-logo-header.svg

By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that Lamar University (LU) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend LU or to purchase any other goods or services.

  • Need More Info?

    Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer any questions.

or call 866-223-7675

By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that Lamar University (LU) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend LU or to purchase any other goods or services.

Ready to apply?

Congratulations, you’re taking the first step in shaping a future for yourself with great opportunities.

Please fill out the form and start the online application process. For help with any questions you have, call:

By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that Lamar University (LU) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend LU or to purchase any other goods or services.

  • Need More Info?

    Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer any questions.

or call 866-223-7675

By submitting this form, I am providing my digital signature agreeing that Lamar University (LU) may email me or contact me regarding educational services by telephone and/or text message utilizing automated technology at the telephone number(s) provided above. I understand this consent is not a condition to attend LU or to purchase any other goods or services.