UT Tyler Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Online Superintendent Certification Program

Now Accepting Applications!

The Superintendent Certification is a completely online 17-semester-hour program that requires a) holding a Standard Principal, Mid-Management, or other Texas Administrator Certification, 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 Certificate program, a prospective student must:

  • Hold a master's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Possess a Standard Principal, Midmanagement or other Texas administrator certificate, or three creditable years of managerial experience in a public school district.
  • Complete the application for admission to a graduate program.  Your program must be the Superintendent Program to be eligible for scholarships.
  • Submit the following documents directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions at the address below:
    • Official transcripts from the institution that awarded bachelor's and master's degrees
    • Copy of your Standard Principal, Midmanagement or other Texas administrator certificate.

The Office of Graduate Admissions, ADM 345
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler Texas 75799

You may also email documents to ogs@uttyler.edu

Scholarships and Total Costs:

  • A $114 per semester credit hour is deducted for students with a major of Superintendent.
  • Total program tuition costs approximately $4,500.

Superintendent Certification Program (17 hours):

Course Number

Course Title

EDLR 5350

Personnel Administration

EDLR 5360

School Superintendent

EDLR 5453

Public School Finance

EDLR 5458

School Facilities

EDLR 5375

Practicum in the Superintendency (Fall and Spring semester only)