The Superintendent Certification program prepares students to be fully equipped to enter practice as a school district superintendent; to enter practice as any upper level, central office administrator in any school district; and to take and pass the State of Texas certification exam for superintendents. The superintendent certification program consists of five courses, two in the first semester and three in the second semester. The entire program can be completed in two semesters. Three of the courses provide 3 hours semester credit while the other two provide 4 hours semester credit for each. The third course in the second semester is the practicum course which counts for three hours. The specific practicum requirements are directly related to the Superintendent Standards promulgated by the Texas Education Agency and must be completed under the direct supervision of an onsite mentor who has Superintendent certification in Texas.
The structure of this certification allows students to complete certification requirements in two semesters and all course offerings are in an on-line format. There are no face-to-face classes or class meetings, with the entire program being presented in an asynchronous manner However, during the practicum course, you will receive three site visit from the practicum university supervisor either virtually in real time or at your site of employment.
Dr. Galen Privitt, Program Coordinator
Phone: 432-837-8002 or 903-229-9529