Superintendent Certification

 Major Code: 5476

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This 15-semester credit hour program, comprised of five courses and a year-long practicum, is designed for applicants who hold an earned master’s degree and are pursuing management positions in public and private schools that require the Texas superintendent certificate. Upon completion of the required coursework and practicum, the culminating examination is the superintendent TExES. 

If you are interested in seeking your Texas Superintendent Certification, West Texas A&M is here to help you achieve your goals.

     - Dr. Kelley Porter, Program Director


Certificate Only Requirements

  • Master’s degree and valid teaching certificate
  • Principal certification (must be held prior to completion of superintendent certification program)
  • Completion of requirements for the superintendent certification program
  • Successful completion of the superintendent TExES


Required Course Work (15 Credit Hours)

Six credit hours from:

Note: Other coursework from a principal certification program may be considered.

EDLD 6309 - Ethics, Equity, and Diversity (3)  
Ensuring student access to effective educators, programs, and services through ethical leadership and advocacy for children.
EDLD 6313 - Human Capital (3)  
EDLD 6315 - Strategic Operations (3)  
EDLD 6317 - School Culture (3)  

And nine credit hours:

Note: Practicum field experiences are integrated within these three courses.

EDLD 6320 - Executive Leadership of the Educational Community (3)  
Prerequisite(s): Candidates seeking the Texas superintendent certificate must hold a principal certificate or provide evidence of current enrollment in a principal preparation program. No prerequisites exist for doctoral candidates who are not seeking the Texas superintendent certificate. Shaping school district culture through communicative and collaborative response to the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural needs of the educational community in an ethical manner focused on achievement of the district’s vision and academic success of all students. Includes a 54-hour field-based practicum pursuant to 19 TAC §228.35(e)(6) and 19 TAC §242.10(b).
EDLD 6322 - Executive Administrative Leadership (3)  
EDLD 6324 - Executive Instructional Leadership (3)  
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