The superintendent certification program consists of four courses which are taught two per semester. Each course provides 4 hours credit and consists of three hours of actual course work and one hour devoted to an internship of 75 clock hours (for each course) with a certified practicing superintendent at a public or private school in Texas. The specific internship requirements are directly related to the course in which the student is enrolled and involve specific duties taught in the course.
The structure of this certification program allows students to complete certification requirements for a Texas Superintendent Certificate in two semesters and all course offerings are offered in an on-line format. There are no face-to-face classes.
The 16-hour Superintendent Certification program offers the academic preparation necessary to serve as a superintendent or central office administer in Texas.
The SBEC requirements for superintendent certification include:
- Full Principal or Midmanagement certification
- A minimum of two years teaching experience in a public or private accredited elementary and/or secondary school
- Pass the Superintendent TExES Exam (64)