Superintendent Certificate

The Superintendent Certificate is a 15-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 the institution that awarded the master's degree;
  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:
    a.) the applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, b.) socioeconomic background, c.) first generation college graduate, d.) multilingual proficiency, e.) geographic region of residence, and f.) level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, and family responsibilities.

Superintendent Certificate--Total Semester Credit Hours=15

Concentration Area (12 hrs.):

EDLR 5350: Personnel Administration

EDLR 5353: Public School Finance

EDLR 5358: School Facilities

EDLR 5360: The Superintendency

Internship (3 hrs.):

EDLR 5375: Practicum in the Superintendency