Superintendent Certification – Online

Earn Credentials to Advance as an Educator-Leade

The University of Texas offers those who hold standard principal, mid-management or other Texas administration certification the opportunity to obtain superintendent certification, a requirement to serve as a superintendent in Texas school districts.

  • Complete the entire program online in one year or less.
  • Become prepared to pass the TExES examination, a requirement to be eligible for a school superintendent position in Texas.

Professionals who have completed UT Tyler’s superintendent certification program are employed in many different districts, including: Katy ISD, Brownsboro ISD, Winona ISD, Knippa ISD and Howe ISD.

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Superintendent Certification: Essential Credential for District Leadership

  • Take four online classes and complete an internship under the supervision of your school superintendent to fulfill this program.
  • Receive a program discount of approximately $120 per semester hour to cover all courses in the superintendent’s certification program. The program discount will be applied to your tuition statement and is included in the published cost of the program.
  • Benefit from convenient scheduling for the quickest path to earn certification: Enroll in 2 early summer classes and 2 late summer classes, and then complete an internship in the fall.

Education Faculty: Experienced. Expert.

  • Learn with UT Tyler faculty who have had extensive experience as public school principals and district superintendents.
  • Complete a program designed by professors who are respected educators and experts and published authors on such topics as Legislation, Financial Self Interest and Bond Elections and The Superintendent Search: Who are the Consultants and What Are the Barriers.

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Superintendent Certification Courses: Convenient. Leading Edge.

School Finance – Complete a course designed to address the basic concepts of public school finance from national and state perspectives.

School Facilities – Undertake a course designed for school administrators whose responsibilities include school plant planning and management. Topics include using and maintaining existing school facilities, and the planning, designing and construction of new school facilities.

Personnel Administration – Study the administrator’s role in recruiting, selecting, assigning, training and evaluating staff. Such topics as personnel policy, salary schedules, fringe benefits, contractual practices and procedures, and academic freedom are considered.

The School Superintendent – Examine the role of the school superintendent in the public schools. Special attention is given to the leadership responsibility of the school superintendent.

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Career Outlook for School Administrators

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates employment prospects for school and district administrators to grow by 8% through 2018. This percentage reflects a decrease in the number of students anticipated to enter elementary and secondary schools. However, the number of administrative positions will grow as these professionals are called upon to assume a growing number of responsibilities including increased monitoring of student achievement. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Elementary, Middle and High School Principals or Occupational Outlook Handbook - Top Executives.

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