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Lead at The District Level

Our local ISDs need your insight. Now’s your chance to make a difference in the community. Become a respected leader in Texas school districts through our Superintendent Certification. Offered separately or combined with the Doctorate in Educational Administration, the 18-hour certification provides the skills needed to lead a school district. Work with our renowned faculty as you study school finance, facility planning, employee management and human resources. Complete a semester-long practicum where you’ll apply classroom theory to the school setting. Let us prepare you for the TExES examination and lead you towards success as a Superintendent.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Online

1-1.5 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery 100% Online
Total Credit Hours

18 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Superintendent Certificate :: Program

Admission Requirements

To qualify for this certification, you must:

  • Submit your teacher/administrator Service Record
  • Submit your principal/mid-management certification
  • Complete an application video, focusing on leadership and the role of superintendent.

Note: All documents for the Practicum (EDAD 611) must be completed and submitted by July 1. Please mail your application to:

Educational Leadership Department
Texas A&M University-Commerce
PO Box 3011 | Commerce, TX 75429

Applying to Superintendent Certification

Prior to being fully admitted to the Superintendent Certification program, you will need to apply to the Certification Office. This is a separate application with separate fees.

To Apply to the Certification Office, you must:

  • Submit the Superintendent Certification Program application and print a copy of the application
  • Print and Sign the FERPA/Code of Conduct requirements
  • Submit $50 application fee via Marketplace (Separate from the Graduate School application fee)
  • Submit $35 TEA Assessment fee via Marketplace
  • Submit a copy of a valid Texas Principal Certificate
  • Submit a copy of your Service Record

Please mail or email your packet to Leesa Cannon.

Center for Educator Certification and Academic Services
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

Certification Requirements

Once admitted you must:

  • Complete 18 semester hours of credit
  • Participate in a semester-long practicum program which includes 160 clock hours of field experience
  • Complete certification courses in three calendar years to be approved to take the Superintendent TExES
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