Superintendent Certification Preparation Program

The Superintendent Certification Preparation Program is a 17-semester-hour program that requires a) holding a Standard Principal, Mid-Management, or other Texas Administrator Certificate; or three creditable years of managerial experience in a public school district 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 Certification Preparation Program, a prospective student must:

  1. Hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution. 
  2. Hold a Texas teacher certification or currently seeking certification (any field). 
  3. Submit Texas teaching service record and any other documents required by Texas governing units.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. 
  5. Successfully complete the admission screening instrument;
  6. Provide evidence of holding a Standard Principal, Mid-management, or other Texas Administrator Certificate; or has been approved by TEA to substitute managerial experience in lieu of a principal certificate with three years of creditable years of managerial experience in a public-school district.
  7. Upon admission, students must:
    1. Sign and submit an acknowledgement of admission and departmental agreements.

NOTE: In accordance with Texas Administrative Code, all applicants must be fully admitted prior to taking any coursework in the area in which they are seeking certification. Therefore, no provisional admission is allowed.

Required Courses

Total Semester Credit Hours = 17

EDLR 5350Personnel Administration

EDLR 5453School Finance

EDLR 5458School Facilities

EDLR 5360The School Superintendent

EDLR 5375Practicum in the Superintendency