Superintendent Certificate

The Superintendent Certificate is a 17-semester-hour program that requires a) holding a Standard Principal, Mid-Management, or other Texas Administrator Certificate; b) completion of the specified course sequence within six years; and c) satisfactory performance on the appropriate TExES exam.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Superintendent Certificate Program, a prospective student must:

  1. Hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Submit official transcripts from institutions in which a degree was awarded;
  3. Complete the application for admission to a graduate program at;
  4. Successfully complete a telephone interview;
  5. Provide evidence of holding a Standard Principal, Mid-management, or other Texas Administrator Certificate;
  6. Admission to the program is based in part on one or more of the following:
    1. the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study,
    2. socioeconomic background,
    3. first generation college graduate,
    4.  multilingual proficiency,
    5. geographic region of residence, and
    6. level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Required Courses

Superintendent Certificate--Total Semester Credit Hours=17

Concentration Area (14 hrs.):

EDLR 5350Personnel Administration

EDLR 5360The School Superintendent

EDLR 5453School Finance

EDLR 5458School Facilities

Internship (3 hrs.):

EDLR 5375Practicum in the Superintendency