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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Superintendent Certification

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The Superintendent Certification plan requires the completion of 15 hours of specified coursework (see below) after finishing the Principal Certification plan. A passing score on the Superintendent state assessment is required prior to recommendation for this certificate.

Admissions Requirements

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Admissions Requirements) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the Superintendent program. Each applicant must:

  • have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours;
  • provide proof of having a valid Texas Principal or Mid-Management Administrator's certificate or be approved by TEA to use school district managerial experience to replace the certificate;
  • provide proof of current service as a school administrator or written approval from the Program Area Chair of Educational Leadership;
  • provide a teacher service record; and
  • pay the TEA Admission fee.

Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

Certificate Requirements

The following courses are on the superintendent certification plan:

The following courses are on the superintendent certification plan:
EDLS 7636 Politics and School Finance
Credit Hours: 3
EDLS 7637 Personnel Management
Credit Hours: 3
EDLS 7638 The Superintendent and School Community Relations
Credit Hours: 3
EDLS 7833 Superintendent Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
EDLS 7837 Superintendent Practicum
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

All placement sites must have an approved UHCL Agreement of Affiliation on record with the Center for the Professional Development of Teachers office prior to beginning the practicum.
Other Required Course (1 hour)
EDLS 7010 Superintendent Professional Preparation Seminar
Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

Candidates passing the Superintendent state assessment prior to enrolling in EDLS 7010 will have this course waived.