Superintendent Certificate

The Superintendent Certification Program requires an additional 15 semester hours of specific graduate work beyond the Principal’s Certificate as follows:

  1. Twelve semester hours of graduate work in areas of competency such as finance of public education, the superintendency, human resource administration, facilities planning and management and educational issues colloquium. These courses may not be used to fulfill elective requirements for the Master’s degree or principal’s certification except with departmental approval in advance.
  2. Practicum program. 3 semester hours (EDAD 611).

See Educational Leadership Department for Admission Requirements

Timeline for Completion

The program is designed for students to progress through cohort groups and be completed within 3 calendar years after initial enrollment. Students not completing the program in this time period may not be approved to take the Superintendent TExES and may be required to complete additional coursework prior to receiving approval.

Requirements for Continuing Education and the Renewal of the Standard Superintendent Certificate

Individuals who are issued the Standard Superintendent Certificate on or after September 1, 1999, and are employed as a superintendent by a Texas public school district are subject to Certificate Renewal and Continuing Professional Education requirements which are elaborated in Title 19, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 232.

Superintendent Certificate
EDAD 620School District Instructional Leadership: Human Resources3
EDAD 627School District Organizational Leadership: Finance3
EDAD 651School District Organizational Leadership: Facilities3
EDAD 611Sch Dist CEO Lead: The Practicum3
EDAD 628School District CEO Leadership: The Superintendency3
Total Hours15

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