Educational Administration - Superintendency, Certification Only

Superintendent Certification Only

Successful completion of the Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree and passing the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) promotes students to be recommended for the State of Texas Principalship or Superintendency Certification.

Candidates seeking only Superintendency Certification must earn a minimum of 15 semester credit hours as follows:

EDAD 5317Workshop: Adv School Prob3
EDAD 5351Staff and Pupil Personnel Adm3
EDAD 5352Facilities Planning3
EDAD 5381Admin and Mgmt of Spec Problms3
EDAD 5385Superintendency Internship3
Total Credits15

Texas Superintendent Certificate Requirements (TAC 242.20)

To be eligible to receive the standard Superintendent Certificate, a candidate must:

  1. satisfactorily complete an examination based on the standards identified in §242.15 of this title (relating to Standards Required for the Superintendent Certificate); and
  2. successfully complete a State Board for Educator Certification-approved superintendent preparation program and be recommended for certification by that program; and
  3. hold, at a minimum, a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education that at the time was accredited or otherwise approved by an accrediting organization recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and
  4. hold, at a minimum, a principal certificate or the equivalent issued under this title or by another state or country; or
  5. have at least three creditable years of managerial experience in a public school district.
    1. The managerial experience must include responsibility for:
      1. supervising or appraising faculty or staff;
      2. conducting district-level planning and coordination of programs, activities, or initiatives; and
      3. creating or maintaining a budget.
    2. The candidate must submit an application to Texas Education Agency (TEA) staff for the substitution of managerial experience as defined in this paragraph. The TEA staff will review the application and will notify the applicant, in writing, of approval or denial within 60 calendar days from date of receipt.

In order to take the state exam, a candidate must meet academic competency requirements and receive approval to test from Texas A&M-San Antonio (TAC §242.5).